2575 Jesus Christ, temptation of
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Repeated yet unsuccessful efforts made by Satan and by human beings to deflect Jesus Christ from his Father's will.

The wilderness temptations

Mark 1:13

Tempted to turn stones into bread

Matthew 4:2-3 pp Luke 4:2-3

Tempted to abuse miraculous power

Matthew 4:5-6 pp Luke 4:9-11 See also Matthew 12:38; Matthew 16:1 pp Mark 8:11; Luke 11:16; John 2:18

Tempted by the offer of an easy route to power

Matthew 4:8-9 pp Luke 4:5-7

Tempted to doubt he was God's Son

Matthew 4:3 pp Luke 4:3 See also Matthew 4:6 pp Luke 4:9; Matthew 27:40

Temptation continued throughout Jesus Christ's life

Luke 22:28 Trials can include temptations.

Opponents tempted Jesus Christ with trick questions

See also Matthew 22:15 pp Mark 12:13 pp Luke 20:20

Jesus Christ tempted to sidestep the cross

Matthew 16:21-23 pp Mark 8:32-33 See also Matthew 26:39-44 pp Mark 14:35-41 pp Luke 22:41-44; Matthew 27:40 pp Mark 15:30

Jesus Christ steadfastly resisted temptation

Jesus Christ resisted temptation by trusting God's word

Matthew 4:4 pp Luke 4:4 See also Matthew 4:7 pp Luke 4:12; Matthew 4:10 pp Luke 4:8

Jesus Christ resisted temptation by obeying his Father

Hebrews 5:7-8 See also Matthew 26:39 pp Mark 14:36 pp Luke 22:42; Matthew 26:42

Results of Jesus Christ's temptations

Satan left Jesus Christ alone

Matthew 4:11 pp Luke 4:13

Jesus Christ remained sinless

Hebrews 4:15 Refers to Jesus Christ as high priest and as sacrificial lamb. See also John 8:46; 1 Peter 2:22

Jesus Christ helps those who are being tempted

Hebrews 2:18 See also Hebrews 4:14-16

See also

2075  Christ, sinless
2372  Christ, victory
4122  Satan, tempter
5379  law, Christ's attitude
6252  temptation & Christ
8453  obedience

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