He Passed The Test! - Poem by Royston Allen
When tempting the Lord Jesus Satan said
'Command all these stones to turn into bread.'
'Man shall not live by bread alone, ' Jesus said
'But by the words that come from God instead.'
Then he took Jesus to the temple height
saying 'Throw yourself down, you'll be alright.'
'For His angels will protect you from harm'
'So You have no cause for any alarm.'
Jesus answered him, for He knew what was best,
'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'
Then causing Jesus earths kingdoms to see
'I'll give you these if you bow down to me'
'Away from me Satan', Jesus then said,
'I will worship God and serve Him instead.'
Satan failed in what he attempted
to make Jesus sin when he was tempted.
The Lord withstood temptations greatest test.
Then angels ministered to help Him rest.
He was determined to complete God's plan
to bring eternal salvation to man.
Many doubts and fears come across our way
but with God's help we can still make headway.
By believing what it says in God's Word
and trusting the promises from the Lord.
For I am so often tempted to sin
and I am full of fears and doubts within.
But then back to the cross I can still go
and there God's forgiveness and cleansing know.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, 'If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.'
Jesus answered, 'It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.'[b]'
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple.6 'If you are the Son of God, ' he said, 'throw yourself down. For it is written:
'‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.'[c]'
Jesus answered him, 'It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.''
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 'All this I will give you, ' he said, 'if you will bow down and worship me.'
Jesus said to him, 'Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.''
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.
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