Day 5 – Matthew 4:1-11
This Lent plan is different to the Advent one in the past. For the next 5 weeks there will be just one passage that we will focus on each week (with a few extras that we have thrown in to help).
This week we will focus on the time that Jesus spent in the wilderness and tempted by Satan. He was there for 40 days, and lived simply, being very hungry. Just as the Israelites were in the desert for 40 years, it was a time where God tested what was really on their hearts, and it was a time of trial for Jesus too.
We have to remember that God does not tempt us to sin, but we do go through times of trial where our heart is tested and we are humbled as we realise that we aren’t God and that He has a plan for us. God knows what is on our hearts anyway, but this can be a great way for our heart to be revealed to us also. Spend some time contemplating on what that might mean for you and remember that God is ALWAYS for us!