Yesterday I talked about Jesus saying His food was to do the will of the Father. He said a very similar thing in Luke 4:4. (Note that the first temptation as it was in the Garden of Eden was concerned food). In Luke’s account, after fasting for 40 days, Jesus was naturally hungry. The devil sought to exploit this when He told Jesus to just turn rocks into bread. It was not that Jesus couldn’t do that. He wasn’t going to allow food to tempt Him in following the devil and forsake God. He told the devil “That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God” (Luke 4:4). Even though Jesus was hungry in the natural, bread was not the source of life. He didn’t say we shouldn’t eat bread, but bread alone was not what we needed to sustain our life. It was getting into the word of God. It is in knowing the Word who was standing before the devil. We need both physical food and spiritual food. Plus the fact that when temptation comes enticing you to eat, go to the Word and be filled. Man and woman do not live solely on bread.
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