Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. Matthew 4:1
It doesn’t take very long after leaving the towns and cities of Judea to enter the rugged, inhospitable wilderness. Spending an hour or two out here in the heat is almost unbearable. Jesus spent 40 days, facing every kind of temptation and yet clinging to God’s Word, remaining faithful to his Father and his mission. What kind of temptations are you facing that Jesus is able to lead and guide you through right now?
Melinda is an ordained Baptist pastor currently working as Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Tabor and Director of Ministry Accreditation for Baptist Churches South Australia. She completed her PhD on the Psalms of Ascents in 2016.