Are You Ready?

posted Mar 9, 2014, 2:25 PM by web feat
This week we begin the 40 days of Lent, and we start with the story of Jesus in the wilderness. He has been fasting for 40 days when the devil shows up with 3 tests, the first being the challenge to turn stones into loaves of bread. Jesus' body may have been hungry, but his spirit had been fed, and he refuses.

The devise tries with temptation number 2, goading Jesus to jump from the top of the Temple. After all, he says, God's angels would catch him. Again Jesus refuses.

For the third test, Satan offers Jesus all the earth's kingdoms. All he has to do is bow down and worship the devil. Jesus quickly rejects, quoting God's word as he has each time before.

We too face temptations, many that we may not even recognize, but that may compromise who we are as God's children. As we start this Lenten season, we have a wonderful opportunity to reassess our lives and our choices as children of God. Are you ready?

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