Waiting: Jesus’ Temptation and His Humility

Matthew 4 Christ came to teach us humility and waiting on His Father, being submitted to God. Through Jesus’ temptation after 40 days of fasting and being alone in the wilderness, Satan appealed to His humanity and His pride: You can change anything into bread because You are God’s Chosen One. You deserve it! Satan tempted Him to prove Himself powerful and able. Jump! Show Who You Are!  Satan offered everything worldly–success, power, wealth. It is all Yours if you worship me! How did Christ respond? With humility and waiting for God to act. Waiting in humbling. Wouldn’t you rather take care of something yourself? Wouldn’t you rather prove you are able? Satan wants us to not listen, to not wait.

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