Human need

Not For Punks

Oxygen Volume 11

I’m back to the humanity of our Christ. I’ve looked at his temptations before, and I’m back here again. How we see Jesus temptations in that Judean wilderness will tell us much about how we see Christ’s humanity. Let me ask you a question. Do you believe Jesus was actually tempted by the devil? In other words, do you think Jesus actually considered the options presented to Him? Were the temptations real, or are we just reading a super hero cartoon? How were these temptations presented?
Did the devil come walking up in a red suit with funny little horns and a pitchfork? How does the devil come to you? If the devil was that easy to call the devil, avoiding temptation would be easy for all of us wouldn’t it?

christ-in-the-wilderness-ivan-kramskoy-1872Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after…

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