He humbled you and let you hunger

Simon Bening The Temptation of Christ, 1525-1530

Simon Bening
The Temptation of Christ, 1525-1530

 

“All the commandment which I command you this day you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers. And you shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments, or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know; that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but that man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord.”

Deuteronomy 8

Temptation Christ detail Walwyn Flickr

Devil, detail Temptation of Christ
Cloisters, Gloucester Cathedral
Photo by Walwyn on Flickr

Devil - Detail Temptation of Jesus, Cloisters. Gloucester Cathedral  Photo by Walwyn on Flickr

Devil – Detail Temptation of Jesus, Cloisters. Gloucester Cathedral
Photo by Walwyn on Flickr

Temptation of Christ Gloucester Cathedral devil

Devil, detail Temptation of Christ
Cloisters, Gloucester Cathedral
Photo by Walwyn on Flickr


 

Landscape with Temptation of Christ Joos de Momper National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Landscape with Temptation of Christ
Joos de Momper
National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Because you have made the Lord your refuge,
the Most High your habitation,
no evil shall befall you, no scourge come near your tent.
For he will give his angels charge of you to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up, lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Psalm 91

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