The scripture says : People cannot live on bread alone. Luke 4:4
As Jesus returned from the Jordan, being baptized by John, the Spirit lead him into the desert to be tempted by the devil. After spending forty days and nights without food, Jesus was hungry.
Before Jesus began his public mission, he defeated the evil spirit. The Devil tried to tempt him to turn the stone into bread to fill his hunger. The devil tried to convince him that it was nonsense to pretend to save the world by the ways God proposed. But Jesus answered, ” The Scripture says : People cannot live on bread alone. ”
Jesus filled with the Holy Spirit, began his ministry by undergoing a very hard test : Forty days of total solitude and fasting. In this situation, Jesus experienced his frailty as he faced a leap into the unknown : He was about to let go of life in Nazareth in surrender to the Father’s will.
The devil, or the accuser spoke to him because he always tempt and criticizes. He leads us to accuse God and when he has made us fall, he then accuses us and tried to convince us that our fall will not be forgiven by God. God will no longer love us and will punish us.
Jesus comes out a winner and by his temptation, he teaches us how to be strong against the traps of the evil one. Following him to be his follower, we must first gain a genuine understanding of the word of God.
The word of God is alive and powerful, it will heal you and feed your soul.