always did what God wanted him to do! Satan the
devil tried to make Jesus do things that God did
not want him to do, but Jesus always did what was
right. I hope you remember the story of Adam and
Eve in the Garden of Eden. If you do, you know
that Adam and Eve took the devils advice
and did what God did not want them to do. It was
because of this that they lost their beautiful
home in the garden and grew old and died.
Now Jesus had come into the world to
help everybody get perfect life back again, and
the devil tried very hard to make Jesus do wrong
so he couldnt bring this great blessing to
the people and thus make Gods promises come
When Jesus was baptized in the
river Jordan, and the power of God came upon him,
he knew that he could do many wonderful things he
could not have done before. Jesus could now
perform miracles. Maybe you dont know what
a miracle is. Well, a miracle is doing that which
boys and girls and grown-up folks cannot perform.
After Gods power came upon Jesus he could
do many wonderful things.
We cant make a beautiful
flower, can we? But God makes them.
Did I hear someone say that
flowers grow? Of course they do, but who makes
them grow? It is God. We can watch flowers grow,
but we dont understand what causes them to
grow, nor do we know why one flower is red and
another pink. Well, God who created everything,
And so, boys and girls, I want
you to remember that because the power of God
came upon Jesus, he could do things we cant
understand. It is very important to remember
this, because I will be telling you of many
wonderful things Jesus did, and I want you to
believe that he really did them. The Bible says
so, and we know that the Bible is true.
After the power of God came
upon Jesus he was very happy and so interested in
what God wanted him to do that he went into the
wilderness to pray and to think about all
Gods wonderful works, and didnt eat
anything for forty days. My, that was a long time
to go without food, wasnt it? Then of
course, Jesus was very hungry, and the devil told
him that he should use the power of God to make
bread out of stones so he would have something to
The Bible tells us that the
devil tempted Jesus.
Do you know what it means to be
tempted? It is wanting or being asked to do that
which we know is wrong. Jesus knew that it was
wrong for him to use the power of God to make
bread out of stones in order to satisfy his
Why did Jesus know that this
Boys and girls, I want to tell
you something now which I hope you will always
remember. It is this: try always to think of what
you can do for other people before you think of
what you would like to do for yourself. That is
the way God wants us to be. Thats what we
call being unselfish.
Well, the power of God was upon
Jesus to enable him to do wonderful things for
other people. It would have been wrong for him to
use that power for himself. Jesus knew that he
would find food after awhile, and preferred to go
hungry for a short time longer rather than to use
Gods power to make bread for himself out of
This is a lesson which all boys
and girls, and men and women too, will have to
learn. If you remember this story, and try always
to think of others before you think of
yourselves, you will be really and truly happy.
It is Gods way to be happy.
God is always doing things for
And just think of all the
wonderful things he has promised to do for us! We
want to be like God, dont we? Yes,
thats the way God wants us to be, for he
knows that is the very best thing for us.
Did Jesus ever do wrong?
Why would it have been wrong
for Jesus to make bread out of stones?
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