If we choose to follow Jesus, does it mean that His Spirit will never lead us into tough times? In Matthew 4:1-11 we discover that right after Jesus was filled by the Spirit, the Spirit led Him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. The devil’s intent was to destroy God's Son. God the Father's intent was to demonstrate His Son's ability to withstand temptation. God the Father knew what His Son could do. When the Spirit leads us into those tough times when the devil is tempting us, we need to rely upon the same Spirit who gave Jesus success. We need to remember that our loving Father is not trying to destroy us but to strengthen us.

 

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