Temptations Among Us
We are not told if other animals tried to tempt Adam and Eve first, and only later did “the most cunning of all the animals” move in (Genesis 3:1). But it appears that the humans succumbed to temptation pretty quickly after being given the opportunity. Jesus, on the other hand, resists temptation from the beginning and is steadfast in his obedience until the devil obeyed him and left. Jesus is continually obedient to God’s will, whether alone in the desert or alone on the cross.
When was the last time you gave in to temptation? What wisdom have you gained since then?