Luke 4: 1-13.

Hebrews 4:15 reminds us Jesus was tempted in every way, just as we are – yet without sin. This story would probably have been on the writer’s mind. The devil aims his attack on Jesus’ sense of identity: ‘If you are the Son of God … etc.’ That self-knowledge had grown over the years and been confirmed in baptism (Lk. 3:22) but is now tested just as Jesus is about to start His ministry. No coincidence there!

Hear this story afresh to discover hope and strength whatever you’re going through.