Temptations of Jesus

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Temptation of Jesus Israel Church Us
:3: Stones to loaves (selfishness) Grumbling in the desert (e.g. Exodus 16:3, 17:3) Inward looking Fleshly desires
:6: throw yourself down (forcing God's hand, testing God) Ark sent into battle, asking to die at Rephidim (Exodus 17:7) Miracles treated like magic tricks Sensationalism
:9: worship me (paganism, idolatry) Worshipping the Golden Calf (Exodus 32), Baals Worldliness, compromise Desire for power
In each case in the left-hand two columns above, the temptation was followed by a vivid demonstration of God's power.
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