Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
The pebble cannot be polished without friction, nor can the graces of the Christian be fully developed without trials.
(L. H. Wiseman.)A Christian tempted in business is like a ship in a gale; occupation and necessary, duties are the friendly windward headlands which break the force of the gale, under whose shelter the vessel may ride in safety; but he who is tempted in solitude is like the ship which has to encounter the full fury of the hurricane in the unsheltered open sea.
(L. H. Wiseman.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.