It is interesting that the temptations of Jesus precede His ministry to the public. He shows that He is ready by renouncing Himself and shaming the devil.

Do I know my temptations? Can I renounce them? When I succumb to temptation, do I dare allow God to give me another chance?

Dear god, I know that you love me. Sometimes I triumph over temptation and other times I fail. May I embrace my weakness. Make me strong.