Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
I. THE PERSON TEMPTED.
1. See here the depth of our Lord's abasement.
2. See the height of His love.
II. THE PART WHICH GOD TOOK IN OUR LORD'S TEMPTATIONS. "Led by the Spirit."
III. THE TIME OF OUR LORD'S TEMPTATIONS.
1. It was immediately after God had put on Him special honour.
2. Just before He entered upon His great ministerial work.
IV. THE PLACE where the Lord Jesus was tempted. Look on the exalted Jesus as the once tempted Jesus.
Parallel VersesKJV: Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.