Next Jesus was taken into the wild by the Spirit for the Test. The Devil was ready to give it.
Jesus prepared for the Test by fasting forty days and forty nights. That left him, of course, in a state of extreme hunger, which the Devil took advantage of in the first test:
"Since you are God's Son, speak the word that will turn these stones into loaves of bread."
Jesus answered by quoting Deuteronomy: "It takes more than bread to stay alive. It takes a steady stream of words from God's mouth."
That's the first part of the passage. You see what it's saying? It takes more than FOOD to stay alive. It takes, " a steady stream of words from God's mouth"
So, even though I'm so hungry right now, there's 3 things to remember:
1) Jesus did it for forty days. Even though he IS Jesus, he came to earth as a human. He starved just as much as anyone -- afterall, in the verse it says he was "in a state of extreme hunger"
2) It's not food that keeps us alive -- it's God
3) Just remember all those starving people, in places like Africa!
Well, that's all for now. xxx