When he failed to lure Christ away from obeying the Father, the devil changed tactics. Alistair Begg explains the relentless nature of temptation by describing the devil’s next approach: trying to make Jesus question the Father’s faithfulness. Satan reasoned that God would not let something bad happen to His Son; however, he did not understand that God sometimes rescues through suffering. Christ’s victory over this temptation, and His willingness to suffer, became our ultimate victory over sin.
1And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness
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