May 19, 2019
God sent Jesus to be king over God’s creation. But will Jesus, like Satan and Adam before Him, grow proud and rebellious? After His baptism, the Spirit immediately led Jesus into the Wilderness to be tested in order to answer this question: is Jesus worthy of God’s trust? We must not blunt the intensity of this experience nor devalue its significance. In His earthly life, Jesus never drew upon His deity. If He had, He would have disqualified Himself as our Substitute and empathetic High Priest.