- Satan assumes it is within his power to turn stones to bread with a word! Otherwise, it wasn't much of a temptation.
- Satan transported Jesus to two unique, physically challenging places, in order to perform his temptation. The physical changes necessary for those temptations would have been very unusual.
- The first two temptations were identity temptations, "If you are the son of God. . ."
- Satan believed the glory of the world was his to give Jesus, if Jesus would worship him. Jesus did not challenge him on that point.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I noticed four things about the temptation temptation of Jesus: