Luke 4:1-13 V4 Jesus told him, “No! The scriptures say. “People do not live by bread alone.”
Jesus was in the desert. He was led there by the Holy Spirit. He ate nothing all that time and was very hungry. “Then the devil said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, tell the stones to become a loaf of bread.” Jesus told him, “No! The scriptures say. “People do not live by bread alone.” When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left Him until the next opportunity came.
As lent continues this week the focus today is on the temptation of Jesus. As we all concentrate on meeting our daily needs Jesus reminds us that it is also important to focus on our spiritual needs. Jesus told him, “No! The scriptures say. “People do not live by bread alone.” During the pandemic with limited social contacts and travel , the day to day chores to live have become burdens. Grocery shopping more than once a week and shopping for clothes which used to be fun is a worry. Great debates are occurring as to whether we should go out at all for non essential activities. In our family we are still struggling whether to have an in person gathering with thirty people, even as restrictions continue to be lifted. So today, think of these mundane tasks and then use them as a spiritual practice. Pray whilst doing the dishes. Sing a praise song as you wash the floor. Don’t let the devil spoil today because of all the restrictions on what you can do. Man does not live on bread alone. rejoice and be glad!