Even before Jesus was met by the devil in the wilderness, God was part of the scene. The scripture reveals that Jesus was “led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.” With every temptation thrown at Him, Jesus quoted Deuteronomy as He answered, “It is written …”. He didn’t think
At the height of the blasphemous revelry, a hand appeared out of nowhere, writing a message on the wall above the candlesticks.
This gift of discernment requires us to trust the Spirit of God, the Word of God and the voice of God when interacting with others. It shifts our focus from the dictates of our own emotions and personal biases (see Jeremiah 17: 9) and steadies our attention to the prompting and leading of the Holy Spirit.