What do we value?
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. (2 Corinthians 13:5a)
Read Matthew 4:1-11 & Luke 4:1-13
Many read this part of Scripture and see Jesus offering a model for dealing with temptation in our own lives. During His struggles, He quoted God's Word, recognized the enemy's tricks, and emphasized worshiping God.
This is an important lesson, but we can also learn from Jesus by simply recognizing that he spent 40 days alone with God, preparing for the next phase of his ministry.
Over the next 41 days, before we arrive at Easter morning, how will you spend this time with God? And what is God preparing you for?