The Devil’s Three Temptations in Life

21 August 2022 Sunday Morning Service

Bible
Deuteronomy 8:1-10
Luke 4:1-13

Deuteronomy
8:1 Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land that the LORD promised on oath to your forefathers.
8:2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
8:3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
8:4 Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.
8:5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.
8:6 Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and revering him.
8:7 For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land–a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills;
8:8 a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey;
8:9 a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing; a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.
8:10 When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.

Luke
4:1 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert,
4:2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
4:3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”
4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone.'”
4:5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.
4:6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor, for it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to.
4:7 So if you worship me, it will all be yours.”
4:8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.'”
4:9 The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here.
4:10 For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully;
4:11 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'”
4:12 Jesus answered, “It says: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'”
4:13 When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

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