Jan. 16. Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness

Mt. 4:1-11; Mk. 1:12, 13; Lk. 4:1-13

The Spirit then led Jesus into the wilderness for a test to determine how well He could withstand temptations. During these forty days, He did not eat. Afterward, He was hungry and the devil tempted Him three times. Jesus responded each time by quoting Scripture. The defeated devil left Him for a more opportune time and as far as we know, he never tempted Jesus again.