First Sunday of Lent : Sunday, 6th March 2022

Daily Word Of God

Luke 4:1-3a, 7-11, 13

Jesus was led by the Spirit through the wilderness being tempted there by the devil for forty days. During that time he ate nothing and at the end he was hungry. Then the devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to turn into a loaf.’ But Jesus replied ‘Scripture says: Man does live on bread alone.’

Then leading him to a height, the devil showed him in a moment of time all the kingdoms of the world and said to him, ‘I will give you all this power and the glory of these kingdoms. Worship me, then, and it shall all be yours.’ But Jesus answered him, ‘Scripture says: You must worship the Lord your God , and serve him alone.’

Having exhausted all these ways of tempting him, the devil left him, to return at the appointed time.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In today’s Gospel Jesus was tempted by Satan who used devious ways to trap Him. However Jesus remained steadfast in His mission to do His Father’s Will.


  • Jesus overcame Satan’s temptations by the grace and strength given to Him by His Father. He remained focused on doing His Father’s Will so as to win pardon for our sins and the sins of all mankind.


  • Do you rely on the Lord for strength and help to overcome temptations? Ask Jesus for the strength and courage to resist sin and reject Satan.