Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.
Many years ago God called a man named Abram (later changed to Abraham) to leave his home and go, with his wife and nephew, to a place that would be shown to him as he travelled. He was led to the land which we know as Israel today. He was also told that his descendants would become so many that, like the stars, it would be impossible to count them. This was the beginning of the Jewish nation, whom God called his own special people. God would bless Abraham and his descendants all the time they put God first in their lives.
Three times in the book of Genesis we read that the blessings were not to be confined to the Jewish people only, but through Abraham’s offspring all the nations of the world would be blessed.
Over time the Jewish people came to think of God as belonging to them and only them. They had to learn that the Gentiles (that’s you and me) are also special to God and that He loves us all the same.
About 2000 years ago a baby was born. His parents were told by an angel that they were to give Him the name of Jesus because He would save the people from their sins (Matthew 1v21) This baby was one of the descendants of Abraham and He wants to bless everyone.
The true people of God are those who acknowledge that they need their sings forgiven and accept the salvations that the Christ Child came to give.
Will you do that today?