Bread Alone

Jesus, in the flesh like we are in the flesh. Subject to all of the same needs and desires which we have in our physical body.

He was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. God allowed this. God brought him to this place.

He did not eat anything for forty days and forty nights. He became very hungry. The tempter chose his time and waited until the time was right.

The temptation was not in the form of a banquet set before Jesus. The tempter brought no food to him at all. He simply challenged Jesus to take care of himself by using the power he had available to him.

As we know, Jesus chose to wait on God and His timing even if it meant personal suffering. It will be, as we have come to know, the way he will live his life and face his death. We are called upon to be like him.

Jesus’ reply to the tempter’s suggestion:
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'” (Mat 4:4)

Words of our Lord in the heat of the battle between good and evil, the spiritual and the physical, the earthly and the eternal, the battle between his will and God’s will.

Our Lord has shown us the way to victory.