The temptation of christ is a biblical narrative detailed in the gospels of matthew mark and luke after being baptized by john the baptist jesus fasted for 40 days and nights in the judaean desertduring this time satan appeared to jesus and tried to tempt him jesus having refused each temptation satan then departed and jesus returned to galilee to begin his ministry. Jesus temptations follow three patterns that are common to all men the first temptation concerns the lust of the flesh matthew 43 4 our lord is hungry and the devil tempts him to convert stones into bread but he replies with scripture quoting deuteronomy 83. The temptation of christ is described in the gospels of matthew mark and luke according to scripture after being baptized by john the baptist jesus fasted for 40 days and nights in the judaean desert during this time satan appeared to jesus and attempted to tempt him towards sin jesus righteously refused each temptation and returned to galilee to begin his ministry. So far in our developing a method for studying the bible we have noted that while the narratives themselves give us the basic reports of the events what we call the story lines the quotations in the story reveal to us what is actually going on and why so we focus on the quotations a good deal now in the account of the temptation of jesus that is going to be true as well. 1 jesus full of the holy spirit returned from the jordan and was led around by the spirit in the wilderness 2 for forty days being tempted by the devil and he ate nothing during those days and when they had ended he became hungry
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