Whoever therefore is armed with the mind with which Christ resisted temptation, suffers with Him; and he conquers with Him also.
We are exhorted to resist the devil “steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are experienced by your brotherhood in the world” (1 Peter 5:9).
It is not that circumstances determine one’s character, but that they reveal it. Man looks only on the outward act, but God looks at the heart; and in His eyes the man whose heart is impure is equally guilty with the one who commits the open sin.
There is one most precious statement in the account that Luke gives of the Lord’s temptation in the wilderness.