Readings of the day:
Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7
Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 17
Several things the devil is known for is his lies and deceit. The lies and deceit which left to the fall of our first parent. Through them, sin entered the world and with it– death.
In the gospel reading, we see the devil display the ‘skills’ he possess to tempt our Lord Jesus in order to lure him(quoting from the scriptures) to sin. Our Lord being who he is, understand the ways of the devil, and he showed us the perfect way to avoid the occasion of sin when faced with it.
United with Christ and dwelling in his grace, we too can avoid all temptations thrown at us by the devil, for we are lead by the one who has overcome the devil totally by his death and resurrection. United with Christ, we can begin anew, having sinned, cleansing ourselves in his blood.
This season of lent avail us the opportunity to walk closely with God, with prayer, fasting and almsgiving, asking him for help to resist the temptation of the devil; walking more closely with heart and mind with him(we should be more closer to the sacraments of penance and holy Eucharist this season, for it is a great way to resist temptations).
May God help us, we pray to resist the temptations of the devil!
Peace and Love of Christ!