After Jesus’ baptism the great war of all the ages began. It seems this was the appointed time for confrontation. Here we read of the arch-enemy of God facing the incarnate Son of God. Perhaps Jesus had been protected until this point, but now it was time for Him to know the fierce struggle.
The battles in this war continue to this day. Sound gospel preaching churches are in the devil’s crosshairs, because each is the body of Christ on earth. We must remember His struggle for at least three reasons: joining one of Christ’s churches puts us in harm’s way, He has felt the sting of battle, and He is on the battlefield with us. Oh… there is a forth reason: He won the war.