Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 18th February 2018 in Lent | pride,temptation,Jesus,forty days,40 days,Lent,fasting,sin,wilderness,desert
...ed by the devil
. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil
said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.” Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’” (cf. Matt 4:1-4)
The first thing that jumps out at me here, is that the devil
didn’t come to tempt Jesus until after the forty days were up. He waited until Jesus was “famished” and then struck while he was weak. What can we learn from this? That the devil
is tricksy and won’t hit you when you feel like you have it all together, but will rather wait until you are in a more su...