215: 40 days, 40 nights, and 4 temptations

We’ve probably all heard the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. But in addition to the 3 temptations we’re familiar with in that story, there’s a fourth one as well…one that missing in our own lives can have disastrous consequences!

Join Andrew as he shares about this familiar story, and looks at how we can (And need to!) apply it to our daily lives. That’s all on this episode of the Sharpening Character Podcast!

References in this episode:

  • Matthew 4:1-11
  • ScriptureFocus: Hebrew 4:14-16

1 thought on “215: 40 days, 40 nights, and 4 temptations”

  1. 2-25-20 Sharpening Character

    Actually, men CAN go without water more than three days. Moses did (Ex. 24:18, 34:28; explained in Dt. 9:9, 18 and 10:10). Elijah did (1 Ki. 19:8). If two mere men could do it, Jesus certainly could. Even a woman could fast without water three days (Esth. 4:16). People today try to say fasting doesn’t mean not having water. Then why did the people draw water and pour it out before the LORD and fast that day in 1 Sam. 7:6? And the men who recovered Saul’s bones fasted seven days (1 Sam. 31:13 and 1 Chron. 10:12). David also fasted seven days when his baby was sick (2 Sam. 31:13-23). He said he fasted while the child was alive, and the child died on the seventh day. David even wrote that his knees were weak through fasting and his flesh faileth (Ps. 109:24). Finally, Paul told the Romans on the boat with him that it was now the fourteenth day that they had continued fasting, haven taken nothing (Acts 27:33). I challenge you all to fast with no water or any other liquids. I have done it many times. It’s not nearly as difficult as many say it is. Jesus certainly had no water for 40 days if Moses didn’t.

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