The third temptation.

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

Luke 4:9-13
“Then the devil took Him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, ‘If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you. And they will hold you up with their hands so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’ Jesus responded, ‘The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the LORD your God.’ When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.”

1. What does the devil use in his third temptation of Jesus? What does this tell you about his knowledge of Scripture?
2. How does Jesus continue to combat the devils lies?
3. What happens after Jesus resists the devil a third time? Is Jesus now free from his attacks?

1. How discerning are you when you hear people quote or use Scripture? Ask God to continue growing your wisdom and discernment. Ask that He would help you continue to be disciplined in filling your heart and mind with Scripture so that you can more readily recognize the lies of the devil.
2. James 4:7 promises that when we resist the devil, he will flee from us, just as he did with Jesus. Ask for the Holy Spirit in you to continue to give you everything you need to resist the devil. In the wilderness, Jesus was physically weak but spiritually strong.

For Further Reading: A Prayer for Spiritual Strength

For Families with Kids at Home
Pray over your family to be spiritually strong when dealing with temptation, and ask the Spirit to make you more aware of when your family is struggling with it.     

The Gospel of Luke: Settled in Spirit