Bible Study Devotional – Day 133 – Commentary Luke 4:1 – How do we fight temptation?

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. (Luke 4:1)


In Karen Kingsbury’s Baxter family novels, self-righteous, unforgiving Luke barely speaks to his sister, Ashley, because she conceived her son, Cole, out of wedlock. But, on the eve of September 11, 2001, Luke Baxter and his girlfriend, Reagan, were filled with passion. Reagan’s father called, but they ignored him. The next day her father went to work in the Twin Towers. Bad things happen when we’re not filled with the Holy Spirit.


When we believe Jesus died to take away our sins and was resurrected, we receive the Holy Spirit. But there is a difference in receiving the Holy Spirit and being filled with the Holy Spirit. Asking God to be filled with the Holy Spirit means we’ll let God lead us in every aspect of our lives, keeping in constant communication with Him. Humans want to be in control; we want to be God, so most of us won’t ask God for the Holy Spirit to fill us completely.


Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert to commune completely with God. For the enemy, this opportunity was like an athlete going to the Olympics. Can you imagine how excited the enemy was to tempt Jesus? Our triune God created the angels who fell. He knows what it takes to defeat the enemy. We are told in Ephesians 6:10-20 that we need the sword of the Spirit to fight off the enemy, the measly power of humans won’t do.


Lord, please give us your wisdom and the faith to make the decision to ask you to fill us completely with your Holy Spirit.

Bible Study Devotional – Day 133 – Commentary Luke 4:1 – How do we fight temptation?

4 thoughts on “Bible Study Devotional – Day 133 – Commentary Luke 4:1 – How do we fight temptation?

  1. We fight temptation with our belief in God. If we believe and allow him to fill our soul we are armed to resist temptation. However, I believe that we all fail at times no matter how strong our faith is. We are not perfect, we are human and we fall to temptation. We also succeed though and we can celebrate those times when we do fight temptation.

    1. Most of the time we can’t resist temptation because we fail to pray for God to lead us through temptation and to deliver us from evil. Later in Luke, Jesus tells us how to get through a dark period in our lives, and the rules are the same for resisting temptation. Resisting temptation will always be a fight for humans. It makes us require God. My temptation is food!

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