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In today’s reading we look at Luke’s account of Jesus being tempted by Satan for 40 days and nights while he fasted. At the end of this time, even though He was weak and hungry, Jesus rebuked the devil for trying to tempt Him. The most powerful verse for me is Luke 4:12, Jesus answered, “It says: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'” Two things happened here: 1) Jesus exclaimed His true identity as God’s Holy Son. 2) Jesus put the devil in his place and showed His authority over all things, including the devil. When we face temptation or struggles around us, remember who is our authority and who has all control.

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