Matthew 4:1-4 NRSVue

1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tested by the devil. 2He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was famished. 3The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4But he answered, “It is written,

‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

Some thoughts on this scripture

Jesus will feed on the living word of God. Our real hungers are fed by the meaning and the love of the word of God. One form of prayer is to allow ourselves by addressed in the heart by the word of God. Let a phrase or word from this scripture echo in your mind today.