Temptation Follows Blessing
Mark 1:12-13
And immediately the spirit drives him into the wilderness.…

Note that it was immediately after His baptism our Lord was led into the wilderness to be tempted. Satan, like a pirate, sets on a ship that is richly laden; so when a soul hath beer laden with spiritual comforts, now the devil will be shooting at him to rob him of all. The devil envies to see a soul feasted with spiritual joy. Joseph's parti-coloured coat made his brethren envy him and plot against him. After David had the good news of the pardon of his sin (which must needs fill with consolation), Satan presently tempted him to a new sin in numbering the people; and so all his comfort leaked out and was spilt.

(T. Watson.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness.

WEB: Immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness.

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