The second temptation.

Series: The Gospel of Luke: Settled in Spirit | Week 1: Battle-ready

Luke 4:5-8
“Then the devil took Him up and revealed to Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. ‘I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them,’ the devil said, ‘because they are mine to give to anyone I please. I will give it all to you if you will worship me.’ Jesus replied, ‘The Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the LORD your God and serve only Him.’”

1. How does the devil tempt Jesus a second time? How is he tempting Jesus with both power and the easy way out?
2. Once again, what does Jesus use to respond?
3. Whose glory, alone, is Jesus after?

1. How does the devil tempt you with personal power and/or the path of ease and comfort? Take a few minutes to give some honest thought to this. Confess to Him anything in your life that you are tempted to worship or serve ahead of God alone.
2. Do you ever find yourself pursuing love, fulfillment, success or acceptance everywhere but God? Tell God now that you want to start trusting Him alone for these things and ask for Him to help you do so!

For Further Reading: What does the Bible tell us about Satan?

For Families with Kids at Home
Today, worship God and serve Him by loving your family well and committing to drawing them closer to God by your words and actions.

The Gospel of Luke: Settled in Spirit