1 Peter 2:20-22

Fill in the blanks using the New King James Version of the Bible.

But when you do _________ and
if you take it
_________, this is _________

before God.

 For to this you were
_________, because

Christ also
_________ for us, leaving us an

, that you should follow His


      “ Who
_________ no sin,
        Nor was
_________ found in His mouth”.

"Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson,
   Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."

The Temptations of Jesus

After Jesus was baptized, he was led by the Spirit into the wilderness and for forty days he was tempted by the devil. Jesus fasted during those forty days.
Satan saw this as an opportunity to tempt him again. He said to Jesus, "If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread." Jesus answered, quoting from the book of Deuteronomy; "It is written, ' Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God'".
Next the devil took Jesus up on a high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in just a moment. Then he told him that he had been given the authority to give those kingdoms to anyone he wished. Had he really been given that authority? He wanted Jesus to worship him.
Remember, the devil is a liar. God rules in the kingdoms of men and it is He who gives power to the people He wants to have that power.
Jesus replied, "Get behind Me, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve'." Again Jesus is quoting from the writings of Moses in Deuteronomy.
Satan tries a third time. He brought Jesus to Jerusalem and took him up to the highest part of the temple and told him to jump off. He said that angels would come and lift him up so that he wouldn't be hurt.
Jesus answered him, "It has been said, 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God'."
Satan gave up and left him, but he would return later when he thought he had an opportunity to get Jesus to sin.

After Satan left, angels came and helped Jesus.