What do you admire about Jesus in this passage? What do you notice about how He engages the enemy in this spiritual battle?
Why does it matter that Jesus was without sin? How does trusting in Him as your Savior enable you to follow Him as your example?
How does Christ’s victory over sin not only grant you forgiveness beyond death, but also give you victory over sin in your daily life? How can you live trusting in Christ’s victory over sin?
Do you see Jesus as an example to follow? Why or why not?
Gracious and Almighty God, You are all-knowing, all-powerful, and abounding in steadfast love. Lord, lead me out of temptation and into Your lovingkindness. Holy Spirit, cleanse my mind, body, and soul, and lead me in the footsteps of Christ. Jesus, lead me in Your victory over sin and create in me a heart that desires to seek, know, love, worship, and follow You, even as sin continues to entice.
Forgive me of my sins as only You can. Lead me to have a greater faith in You, trusting that Your work on the cross is enough to atone for my sins and trusting that Your way is always better than mine.
Jesus, I pray according to Your mercy and faithfulness that You would create in me a deep desire for Your kingdom and, by the power of Your Spirit, allow me to live, both in private and public, a life that is pleasing and precious in Your eyes.
Father, create in me the desire to cling to what is true when sin seeks to lead me away from You. You alone will I worship, and You alone I will serve. Amen.
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