Where Israel failed when tested in the wilderness, Jesus succeeded. His is the true and better Israel. He has been tempted like us in every way, yet without sin. And so he’s our example as we face temptation each day. He does things God’s way, not his own. He reveals the empty promises of idols. He speaks scripture to clear the fog of illusion brought by temptation. And lastly, he chooses total dependence on God whatever it may bring, rather than a life free of suffering and comfort.
Scripture: Luke 4:1-13