During the summer, we’re doing what any good TV network does and playing mostly reruns, working through previous episodes in Matthew’s Gospel. But for these three days, we have some new material on Matthew chapter 4.
If you’re just joining us, you need to read last Friday’s post for this to make sense, along with the text we’re looking at, Matthew 4:1-11. And we finished by asking the question: since I’ve never experienced any of these three temptations (to turn stones into bread, to jump off the top of a temple, or to bow down to the devil in order to become the supreme ruler of the world), what does this story of Jesus’ temptations mean to me?
Maybe this story is first and foremost about something else?