Tempted by the devil

I’m sure everyone struggles with their own temptations.

The devil said to Him,
“If you are the Son of God,
throw yourself down from here!”
— Luke 4:9

But when I recognize that Satan is behind these, it somehow gives me more hope.

I guess it means that I’m not inherently and irretrievably flawed. No, it’s a specific force that God is prepared to handle.

And in this reading, Jesus shows how to battle this evil. Not just by saying “no”, but by calling on His teachings, and God’s word, to lead me in the right direction.

That actually gives me strength. I’m not all on my own.

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