A Man Without An Ego

Luke 4:9-13 — When our ability or intelligence is called into question we are tempted to respond with pride and anger.  Pride is a powerful emotion and it is what Satan aimed to produce in the heart of Jesus in the third temptation. Satan wanted Jesus to prove that He was the Son of God by presuming upon His Father’s care. He was also suggesting that Jesus prove His identity apart from the pathway of suffering His Father had ordained. Jesus resisted this temptation and once more demonstrated to us that we can trust Him.