First Sunday of LentMatthew 4:1-11
Today’s gospel passage tells of the devil tempting Jesus after his 40 day fast in the dessert. It is a poignant reminder to us as we begin our Lenten journey. We suffer nothing that Jesus did not suffer first. After a 40 day fast, we know Jesus was hungry. He had a great desire and need for food. And yet He stood firm against the devil. He was also tempted with riches and worldly fame. He resisted both citing scripture and holding true to His faith. We need to do the same. Many temptations pass our way daily. We must keep our eyes on Jesus. Strengthen your relationship with the Lord this Lent. It will enable you to recognize temptation and fight it head on just as Jesus did.