At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.

– Mark 1:12-13 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

Jesus was not free from temptation during his time on earth. He struggled with every temptation that you and I experience, yet He did not succumb to Satan’s lures. It is an amazing thought that God Himself was subjected to the world and its vices, but because of this subjugation God is compassionate to the pulls that we face in our fallen nature. He knows our condition and has overcome it. He can lead us into His victory.

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