4 Quick thoughts on Luke 4
Daily Reading: This morning, we’re reading Luke 4. Start there, then read this devotion that will tie in with what you’ve read.
Well folks, every morning, I typically write these devotions as part of my own morning devotional time. Today, fatherhood induced sleep deprivation got the better of me. Our two year old had a rough night last night.
That said, here’s a few quick thoughts on Luke 4 to spur you along.
- Jesus was led by the spirit into the wilderness. When you find yourself in “wilderness” it’s not always a bad thing.
- Jesus fights temptation with scripture. When you are tempted, your will is not enough. God’s Word is the anchor.
- Jesus won the battle his people couldn’t. The people of Israel spent 40 years in the wilderness failing at just about every temptation brought their way. Jesus spends a representative 40 days in the wilderness, faces satan himself, and wins. This is the gospel. Yes we fight temptation. But we fight it knowing we fight in the power of Jesus, who has conquered sin.
- Jesus establishes himself as more powerful than satan in the wilderness, as an authority over the spiritual world by casting out a demon in v. 21-27, as an authority over the physical world by healing many in v. 38-41, and as an authority over the religious in verses 42-44. Jesus is King!