Luke 4:1-13, Paradise Regained

Immediately following Jesus’ baptism, the Holy Spirit directed him into the wilderness for a grueling fast. At the end of the fast, the devil presented him with a three-fold temptation. He tempted Jesus to satisfy himself apart from God, to achieve success through false worship, and to promote himself by testing God. Jesus passed the trial with unwavering trust in God’s word. In his victory, Jesus not only showed us the path for our own victory over the evil one, but he took the first step in fulfilling the promise of Genesis 3:15