The readings for the first Sunday in Lent are Deut. 26:1-11, Rom. 10:8-13, and Luke 4:1-13.
Neither temptation to show His power, nor to prove Himself to be the Messiah nor to satisfy His own needs first deterred Jesus from His journey to die on the cross for us. Though Satan tried swaying Him by twisting Holy Scripture, Jesus used His Word rightly to rout our old evil foe. Though we ourselves often cave when tempted to rely on our own reason or strength for eternal life, Jesus returns us to His Word, for He has promised that all who call on Him alone as Lord shall be saved. Thankful for this deliverance from sin and death and the power of the devil, we offer our lives in praise to Him who holds us in all His ways.