esus invites them, “Come and see.” An invitation to examine Jesus for themselves. This invitation is still being offered. Come taste and see that the Lord is good
Matthew 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13 The accounts of Matthew and Luke vary in the temptation of Christ: There were more than the three temptations mentioned (Luke 4:2). Matthew records the temptations in historical order. Luke records them in theological order based on 1 John 2:16: “Lust of the flesh (vs. 3-4), the lust of […]
The events surrounding the birth of Christ are only recorded in Matthew and Luke, whereas the baptism of Jesus is alluded to in all four Gospels. This indicates the importance of this event.
Man of the common people. — Jesus did not meet the requirements of the Jew’s idea of the Messiah. They expected the Messiah to come as a conquering king and re-establish the Kingdom. Jesus did not come as a King—He came a humble a carpenter. Why? To identify Himself with the common laborer.
In a changing world, we need an anchor to hold us fast so we will not be tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine and passing fad. Thank God we have that anchor (Heb. 6:18-19—“That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie… Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast”