Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,
‘One does not live by bread alone,
but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”
True Life won't come from food. It will come from me feasting on the presence of God. Too many of us are malnourished in this. The symptoms of Jesus malnutrition begin small; short tempers, sarcasm, selfish motives...but the more we starve ourselves of Christ, the more bitterness, hatred, broken relationships, lack of self-control and dissension that will rise to the surface.
This is the perfect time to change our most important diet and pray life our lives depend on it...because they do.