2575 Jesus Christ, temptation of

2575 Jesus Christ, temptation of

Repeated yet unsuccessful efforts made by Satan and by human beings to deflect Jesus Christ from his Father’s will.

The wilderness temptations

Mk 1:13

Tempted to turn stones into bread Mt 4:2-3 pp Lk 4:2-3

Tempted to abuse miraculous power Mt 4:5-6 pp Lk 4:9-11 See also Mt 12:38; Mt 16:1 pp Mk 8:11; Lk 11:16; Jn 2:18

Tempted by the offer of an easy route to power Mt 4:8-9 pp Lk 4:5-7

Tempted to doubt he was God’s Son Mt 4:3 pp Lk 4:3 See also Mt 4:6 pp Lk 4:9; Mt 27:40

Temptation continued throughout Jesus Christ’s life

Lk 22:28 Trials can include temptations.

Opponents tempted Jesus Christ with trick questions See also Mt 22:15 pp Mk 12:13 pp Lk 20:20

Jesus Christ tempted to sidestep the cross Mt 16:21-23 pp Mk 8:32-33 See also Mt 26:39-44 pp Mk 14:35-41 pp Lk 22:41-44; Mt 27:40 pp Mk 15:30

Jesus Christ steadfastly resisted temptation

Jesus Christ resisted temptation by trusting God’s word Mt 4:4 pp Lk 4:4 See also Mt 4:7 pp Lk 4:12; Mt 4:10 pp Lk 4:8

Jesus Christ resisted temptation by obeying his Father Heb 5:7-8 See also Mt 26:39 pp Mk 14:36 pp Lk 22:42; Mt 26:42

Results of Jesus Christ’s temptations

Satan left Jesus Christ alone Mt 4:11 pp Lk 4:13

Jesus Christ remained sinless Heb 4:15 Refers to Jesus Christ as high priest and as sacrificial lamb. See also Jn 8:46; 1Pe 2:22

Jesus Christ helps those who are being tempted Heb 2:18 See also Heb 4:14-16

See also

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

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