"God was saying to him (Jesus), 'take my love to men; love them till you die for them; conquer them by the unconquerable love even if you finish up upon a cross.' Satan was saying to Jesus, 'use your power bo blast men. Obliterate your enemies; with the world by might and power and bloodshed.' God said to Jesus, 'set up a reign of love.' Satan said to Jesus, 'set up a dictatorship of force.' Jesus had to choose that day between the way of God and the way of the Adversary of God."
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Barclay on Temptation
William Barclay on the Temptation of Jesus (Mark 1:12-13):