Back to the Garden.
Hebrews 4:15 The high priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all the same tastings we do,yet he did not sin.
Genesis 3: 1-5 The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman .”Did God really say that you must not eat fruit from the trees in the garden?” 2. Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden”. The woman replied. 3. It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat, God said ” you must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.” 4 You won’t die !” The serpent replied to the woman. 5″ God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and bad.
Three Strategies Used:
1. Take the focus off God and put it onto what He Made.
2. Minimize the Consequences.
3. Offer the God is holding back from you.
Three strategies Jesus Faced:
“If you are the Son Of God , turn these stones into read”.
“You will not die, God promises to send you his angels to protect you”.
“If you bow down to me, I will give you everything “.
Each time Jesus responded with scripture because.
Jesus knew what God has said.
Jesus trusted the God who said it.
Because Jesus trusted God, he could obey God.