With Jesus Full of the Holy Spirit, he was lead into the desert and fasted for 40 days. During his time in the desert, the Devil tried to bait Jesus in various ways - trying to get him to turn stone into bread. His reply: “Man does not live on bread alone.”
Or if he was the Son of God, to stand on the highest point on a temple and jump. For he would not be injured. Jesus’ reply: “It says do not put the Lord, your God to the test.”
What struck me were the verses 5, 6, and 7.
The devil was offering Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and He could have authority over all if Jesus would just worship him, it would be all His. The irony of this is that Jesus already reigns over all. The Devil couldn't offer Jesus anything more that He needed.
Such it is with me too. During my time on Earth I feel I can be tempted by wealth, a bigger house, faster cars - material things, but at what cost? In truth, what can the Devil offer me when Jesus promises me eternal life in Heaven?
I tell you the truth, whoever hears My Word and believes Him, who sent Me has eternal life and will not be condemned