Good thing then that I am not the writer of this story. For if Jesus had led a life of privilege and been shielded from the Devil he never could have understood what it’s like to be you and me. Filled with the Spirt of God, Jesus is able to resist the Devil’s testing and in doing so brings glory to God. .
The good news is that the secret to Jesus’ success in resisting temptation is no secret at all. His secret weapon is our secret weapon and comes through the gift of the Holy Spirit which we received at our Baptism. Filled with the Spirit, Jesus shows us that the only way to resist the devil is to trust in God and to make it a priority always to do things His way. In Matthew 6 Jesus tells us to,
Till next time. Andrew