Caring for Self -- For God's Sake

The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written,‘One does not live by bread alone,but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
— Matthew 4:3-4

Recently I was asked to share some thoughts about Matthew 4:1-11, the story of Christ’s Temptation, and I thought I’d share just a bit of that with you. In this story, we find the importance of loving yourself—but not for selfish reasons. Much the opposite, Jesus shows us the importance of loving and caring for yourself for God’s sake, and the sake of others.