When Jesus proceeds into the desert, He follows in the footsteps of Moses and Israel. Like them, Jesus is tempted to serve Himself rather than the Father. The faithful trust of Jesus makes it possible for us to be holy, too.

Do I see holiness as achievable? Am I willing to accept my weakness and to rely on God when I am tempted? When I fail, do I leave room for God to lift me up?

Dear Jesus, may I be strengthened by Your witness of fortitude in the face of temptation. May I succeed by leaning in on You.