The Wilderness: Temptation
Matthew 4:1
Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

The University of Arabia: Jesus' naturalness -- the Spirit's presence -- intensity, Luke 2:45-51. -- a true perspective -- - the temptation's path -- sin's path -- John's grouping, 1 John 2:16. -- the Spirit's plan -- why -- the devil's weakness -- the Spirit's leading -- a wilderness for every God-used man, Moses, Elijah, Paul.

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.

Parallel Verses
KJV: Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

WEB: Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

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