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If Jesus was God, did Satan ever really have a chance to tempt him?

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, 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. Luke 4:1-2

Yes and no. Remember, Jesus was born with a dual nature – God and man. We are born with one nature – man.

Satan had no chance to tempt Jesus the God. He had a chance to tempt Jesus as man.

Satan hoped to sneak in through Jesus’ humanity and cause him to stumble, finding those weaknesses all humans have.

Temptation #1: Humanity desires food and fleshy comforts.  Satan tried to tempt Jesus into eating after Jesus had committed to a spiritual fast.  (Matthew 4:1-4)

Temptation #2: Humanity wants to prove itself and show off its ability. Satan tried to tempt Jesus into showing off his power and asking him to jump off the temple so the angels could catch him.  (Matthew 4:5-7)

Temptation #3: Humanity wants power to rule the world. Satan tried to tempt Jesus into leading some simple kingdoms of the world.  (Matthew 4:8-10)

All these temptations echo the same temptations of the Garden of Eden.  Satan tempted Eve to eat and satisfy her hunger.  Satan told Eve she wouldn’t die just like he told Jesus he wouldn’t die if he jumped.  Satan lied to Eve and said she could have power, like God.

Satan retried all those temptations on Jesus. It all failed.

Jesus could have sinned as man, but did not because he was God.