Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is.” That line from Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis makes a few things clear:
Temptation is common to everyone;
Only some realize that it is; and
Those who do and who want to resist it, know it to be a tough battle.
Today we will look at Luke 4:1-13 seeking to discover what we should do when being tempted by the devil. As we see Jesus go through his temptation in the wilderness, we will actually see a couple of ways that we should NOT be like Jesus and a few ways that we should definitely be like him and follow his example.
This message wraps up the first section of our long journey through Luke’s Gospel. We’ll be setting it aside now until the fall.