Friday, August 1, 2014

(3) The temptation of Jesus

After the baptism, Jesus was led out into the wilderness
by the Holy Spirit to be tempted there by the Devil.
For 40 days and 40 nights he ate nothing
and became very hungry.
That's when the Devil came and said to him,
"If you are the Son of God, change these stones into loaves of bread."
Jesus told him,
"No! The Scriptures say,
people need more than bread for their life,
they must feed on every word of God,"
Then the Devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the temple,
"If you are the Son of God, jump off!
you can order the angels to protect you so your feet don't touch the stone,"
Jesus told him,
"No, The Scriptures say, Do not test God!"
Devil again took Jesus to the peak of a high mountain and
showed him the nations of the world and their fame and glory.
"I will give it all to you, if you only kneel down and worship me."
Jesus told him,
"No! Get out of here! Satan,
The Scriptures say, you must worship God only."'
Then the Devil went away.

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