Jesus can’t possibly understand the temptations you face in today’s culture… right? Carlos (from The Carlos & Joy Show) used to think that. But he was wrong.


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Following Jesus means learning to deal with temptation like He did: spending time in prayer, fasting, and combatting it with God’s Word. See firsthand how Jesus was tempted and how He responded in today’s reading.

Luke 4:1-13

Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry.

Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become a loaf of bread.”

But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone.’”

Then the devil took him up and revealed to him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. “I will give you the glory of these kingdoms and authority over them,” the devil said, “because they are mine to give to anyone I please. I will give it all to you if you will worship me.”

Jesus replied, “The Scriptures say,

‘You must worship the Lord your God
and serve only him.’”
Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say,

‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you.
And they will hold you up with their hands
so you won’t even hurt your foot on a stone.’”
Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’”

When the devil had finished tempting Jesus, he left him until the next opportunity came.

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Garrett Seay

Praise God that He have Jesus as our example to follow!

As a man I have struggles that most other men have and that it can be hard for a woman to understand. I am so thankful God gave me a wife that I was able to share my dark past with and current struggles. She encourages me each and every day to defeat temptation and love God first!


You got it! Love God 1st, and everything else takes a back seat … including me! I gotta keep pushing everything else back, back, back!!!


Great message Carlos! Jesus endured all we do and so much more. Thankful that he gives us a way out through his word and the Holy Spirit.


Your message, Chowchowma, is a good reminder that Jesus shows us the way. We have to choose it. I pray for all of us to have more passion for Him than for the world.


Praise God for the way out of any temptation as He promised!

Rebie WAY-FM

Yes! ???? (P.S. Hi, CarrieAnn! I remember you from the Beyond Suffering Study. So glad to run into you here again and that you’re on this new journey with us. ☺️)


Yes, CarrieAnn. Sometimes His way is a sharp corner to turn for me, but the view ahead has His peace & abundance ]John 10.10]!

Kathy Kauffman
I face temptations every day, but I also give into then 9 times out of ten too. I’m not strong except to when I need to back off from a negative remark. I am tempted to get angry, and I do. I’ve settled for second best, for fantasy rather than reality. I always thought certain things would just come to me. When I believe the fantasies I just give in. I don’t do what God wants me to do, and so, as I wake up from my dreams, I think everything will be fine, but God gives me dreams to… Read more »
Rebie WAY-FM
Your last sentence is exactly it, Kathleen! Not without God’s help! You’re going to see even more examples of this throughout this series – but we weren’t meant to do this life or try to accomplish anything without relying on God’s strength. And He really will come through and give us peace and strength when we spend time reading His word and talking to Him. Personally, it makes all the difference for me when I take time to read Scripture and journal my thoughts and prayers. Even just for 20 minutes most evenings (more is always good, too tho!) I… Read more »

YAY, Rebie! Reading God’s Word every day keeps me in His reality, which is always better. I have learned to connect with God first thing in the morning (well, coffee 1st, ha!). I love the WAY New Testament Bible because it gives me wide margins to journal there right by the verse. I carry that Bible with me every day to work!

Dianne Lavenson



I think what we have to remember is every day is a new day. Our past is just that our past. When temptation comes we should lean on God, but if we slip we shouldn’t beat ourselves up over it. We should repent and learn from it and do better in the future.


Wise words. My pastor said this recently … “Your past is not meant to be a prison, but a platform for the new life that Christ has for you. For example, the Apostle Paul changed from being a persecutor against God to be a minister for God [1 Corinthians 15.9-10; Ephesians 3.8-11]. We ourselves are to be set apart for God’s new work in us [Ephesians 3.14-21].

Great message. May I add scripture also states Jesus was tempted in every way common to man. So, if anyone believes Jesus cannot relate to your individual temptation, you are Wrong.


Yes, He understands completely. Hebrews 4.14-16

Dawn Boosz

Immediately going to what we know to be true (God’s Word), is truly the way to handle temptation. Thank you for this reminder!


I’m so happy that His Truth can beat out the lies & disappointment & regret. Gotta keep on praying & meditating. This is the pathway to obedience. Good thoughts, Dawn!


So thankful for Jesus’ example


He shows us the way out of disappointment & failure. I’ll take the joy of obedience any day, won’t you?!!

Taylor W

So thankful that we have a savior who is relatable and had struggled just like we do. Thank you God.

Jephanya shiny

Thank u fr such a wonderful message…from today I’m gonna pray…when temptation comes in my way…