First Sunday of Lent
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days,
to be tempted by the devil…When the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from him for a time.
Luke 4:1-2, 13
After being baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus heads into the desert for a period of fasting and prayer. Here Jesus is tempted constantly by the devil, and every time Jesus chooses God over Satan. Yet even after all this the devil only “departed from him for a time.”
Satan is relentless in his efforts to separate us from the Father. Spend some quiet time this Lent praying for the strength to resist this false truth and remain strong in the Lord.