Lent Devotional • Day 22

Wednesday, The Third Week Of Lent (Mar. 10)

Narrated by Ben Lorenzen

Your Perfect Savior

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan!” Matthew 4:1, 10

When tempted by Satan in the wilderness, Jesus exhibited total trust in his Father and complete commitment to his mission as Savior. He could not be swayed by any of the devil’s half-truths.

Trust this truth: Jesus lived and died as your perfect Savior. Never ask yourself, “Am I good enough to go to heaven?” None of us is “good enough,’ but our Savior is perfectly good enough. He has done everything necessary for your future, and he holds you in his loving hands.

Satan tempts you to question your own goodness (or lack of it). God’s Spirit leads you to fix your faith on your perfect Savior by whose wounds you are healed.

REFLECT: What keeps you from listening to the devil’s lies?

PRAY: Focus my faith, O Holy Spirit, firmly on my perfect Savior, Jesus.

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