Satan also tested Jesus’s sense of provision and protection. He challenged Jesus to turn stones to bread when He was so hungry, and to demand protection in a place of danger (i.e. on top of the temple).
This test was also a veiled accusation and test of Jesus’s Father, trying to lead Jesus to consider questions like “Why am I here, so hot and so hungry? Why won’t God feed me here?”… And questions like “Will God really protect me if I go there? Will Father really come through?” Jesus rightly responded with scriptures that affirmed His Father’s faithfulness and that kept things in the right perspective: First, Father always provides (Look at the context of Deuteronomy 8 from which Jesus quotes!), and I need Him more than food anyway! Second, I do trust my Father, so quit putting my Father to a stupid test!
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