And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
And after fasting forty days and forty nights,
Before the test began, Jesus went without food for 40 days and nights. Both Moses and Elijah fasted for 40 days. The purpose of fasting is to maximize time with God.
he was hungry.
The temptation came when Jesus was in a weakened condition. That is often when temptation comes to us.
The devil does not have power independent of God’s sovereignty.
The devil does not have power independent of God’s sovereignty. God does not solicit people to evil, but He does allow the devil in His sovereignty to tempt. God will not allow the devil to tempt us beyond our capacity to resist evil.
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. 1 Co 10:13
Thank you for this great contribution! God bless you for your work and ministry.
I’m curious about your comment that fasting is to maximize time with God. In my study of fasting, it seems that it’s a period of time to separate ourselves unto God while we get out of our normal routine and yes, maximize our intensity toward prayer, meditation and focus on God and His wisdom. It’s a focused period when our whole selves are put on alert, seeking God for a specific outcome or purpose. More time is certainly part of the equation, but it seems so much more than that . . .
Just my thoughts . . . be blessed!
Susan, I agree with your statements about fasting. I have dealt with fasting elsewhere so I did not expand the thought here.
May God bless your ministry greatly.