7-8 grade devotion project by Sydney: Temptation

Luke 4:1-12 NIV

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’ The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.”  Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’ The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. For it is written: “‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.

 

This is the story of where Jesus was being tempted by the devil. Jesus was tempted three times. Every time the devil would tempt him he replied with words from the bible.

The first time Jesus was tempted the devil said ‘’If you are the son of God turn this stone into bread.’’ Jesus replied, ‘‘Not by bread alone shall any man live.’’ Jesus doesn’t mean the bread made with flour, yeast, and eggs, and all of those ingredients, he is talking about the spiritual bread, his body.

The second time Jesus was tempted the devil said to him, ‘‘ To you I will give all this authority and their glory, for it has been delivered to me and I will give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.’’ Jesus answered, ‘’ It is written, you shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.’’

The third time Jesus was tempted the devil said to him, ‘’ If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you, on their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’’ Jesus answered, ‘’ It is said, you shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’’

You should try not to be drawn into the temptations of the devil and stay true to the words of God. When we are tempted, we need to trust him to help us with those temptations. Jesus knew the words of God to help him through, and we could also know some of the scripture to help us.

Prayer: Dear Lord, please help me not to be drawn into the temptations of sin. Amen.

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