Earth's Ugliest, Deepest Scar: Jesus the only one led up to be tempted -- the wilderness -- its history, Genesis 13:10-13.18:16-19:38. -- Jesus really tempted -- no wrong here in inner response -- every temptation -- by the devil.
Waiting the Father's Word: the tempter's skill -- acting divinely -- a stone for hunger -- not wrong in itself -- recognizing temptation -- "man" -- waiting the Father's word -- the trained inner ear -- not our power but God's through our obedience.
Love never tests: a more agreeable setting -- touching tender chords -- the religious temptation -- only through consent -- bad scripture quoting, Psalm 91 -- a helpful dust-cloth -- using power only to help -- a true quotation, Deuteronomy 6:16.
The Devil acknowledges the King: a dazzling scene -- analyzing the tempter's proposition -- a common cunning trap -- Jesus' kingly conduct -- the devil obeys Him -- but to return -- a coward -- our safety in Jesus -- lead us not into temptation.