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Temptation and sin

When God called Moses to free the Israelites from their captivity in Egypt, God led them into the wilderness to hie holy mountain at Sinai. There Moses ascended the mountain and met with God face to face for 40 days in prayer and fasting (Exodus 24:18). The prophet Elijah was also led on a journey to the holy mountain at Sinai (also called Horeb) to seek the face of Go. God sustained Elijah for his journey with supernatural bread from heaven (1 Kings 19:8). Jesus’ testing in the wilderness was similar to the test which Adam and Eve underwent when God made them stewards of his creation and sharers in his glory and power. When God placed Adam and Even in the Garden of Paradise, he provided them with everything they needed to live and to fulfil the stewardship entrusted to them. In giving them the one command to not eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge, God tested their fidelity (Genesis 2:16-17; 3:1-6). Jesus succeeded in the wilderness because he trusted that his Father would give him the strength to overcome the obstacles that stood in the way. Luke says that Jesus was “full of the Holy Spirit” (Luke 4:1). Jesus came to overthrow the evil one who held us captive to sin and fear of death (Hebrews 2:14). His obedience to his Father’s will and his willingness to embrace the cross reversed the curse of Adam’s disobedience. HIs victory over sin and death won for us not only pardon for our sins but adoption as sons and daughters of God.

Edward Finlayson

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