God Restores the Broken Relationship
Gospel: Matthew 4:1–11 (NIV 84)
1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil.
2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these
stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live
on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest
point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself
down. For it is written: ”‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they
will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a
stone.’” 7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your
God to the test.’”
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the
kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if
you will bow down and worship me.” 10Jesus said to him, “Away from me,
Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.