The temptation of Christ
First, we see that Jesus follows the leading of the Spirit. He is led into the wilderness. Sometimes this will happen to us as well. We go through a ‘wilderness’ in our lives. This can take many shapes. It could be a season of sorrow. It could be a season where we do not see much fruit in our lives. It could be a season of temptation, where, in every direction, there is a distraction or off-ramp from the straight and narrow path. Nonetheless, we follow the leading of the Spirit. We trust because He loves us. We trust because He sees the beginning from the end. Perhaps there is an oasis soon ahead of us on our desert journey, perhaps not. Still, what other good choice do we have? As the lepers in 2 Kings 7:3 tell us, “Why sit here until we die...” Or, as Simon Peters says to Jesus “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life…”(John 6:68).