I have written about the devil in a previous post. You find it at http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/04/24/iblis-whisperings/
Today at Catholic Mass we read about Jesus encounter with Lucifer in Luke 4,1-13.
- Matthew and Luke about Jesus encounter
- Lucifer acts on you when you are weak
- Lucifer uses the sophist abilities
Matthew and Luke about Jesus encounter
Matthew and Luke uses the same words but the story about the devil and Jesus in Gerusalem differs. Matthew tells that Jesus was asked to trow himself down from the temple first and then offered power over the worlds. Luke tells jesus was tested during 40 days.
|Matthew 4:1-11 says:
1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the desert to be put to the test by the devil.
4 But he replied, ‘Scripture says: Human beings live not on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’
5 The devil then took him to the holy city and set him on the parapet of the Temple.
8 Next, taking him to a very high mountain, the devil showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour.
9 And he said to him, ‘I will give you all these, if you fall at my feet and do me homage.’
|Luke 4,1-13. text says:
“Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert,
3 Then the devil said to him, ‘If you are Son of God, tell this stone to turn into a loaf.‘
4 But Jesus replied, ‘Scripture says: Human beings live not on bread alone.’
5 Then leading him to a height, the devil showed him in a moment of time all the kingdoms of the world
way of putting him to the test, the devil left him, until the opportune moment.”
Lucifer act on you when you are weak
Jesus had hunger when Lucifer contacted him. he acted on Eve who did not have knowledge. So he acts on people afflicted by rage inviting to revenge.
Lucifer uses the sophist abilities
Lucifer uses the scripture in his motivation, as described by Luke, using Psalm 91:11 that says “he has given his angels orders about you to guard you wherever you go.”.
Lucifer convinces with knowledges. Like Eve did once, humans listen sometimes to the wisperings of the devil . Matthew and Luke tells how Jesus behaved with the devil. Jesus answered with wisdom. So should we do.
- Six things Jesus teaches us about the devil
- “Le diable, cet ange qui nous veut mal”, Lwe Monde des religions