The Old Testament reading for the first Sunday of Lent was about Satan’s successful temptation of Adam & Eve. The New Testament reading was about Satan’s unsuccessful temptation of Jesus Christ. That’s a good reminder about how Jesus not only paid the penalty for our sins; he also fulfilled the righteousness that we so painfully lack.
We had a great, great sermon about it. Read it all–and I am going to make another post about it–but after the jump I excerpt a point that Pastor Douthwaite made about temptation, how we tend to be tempted not so much by overt evil but by evils that present themselves as being good. [Read more...]