Temptation: Chasing Ambition

Ashwin Ramani/ Matthew: Tempted

Satan offered Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if He would bow down and worship the enemy. It was the offer of a crown without the cross – a shortcut to accomplish the goal of Jesus’ life. The focus of this temptation is our ambitions. In a world that believes in the philosophy of “have it all and have it now”, one can see how ambitions can go wrong. If our ambitions are not shaped by God and surrendered to God they can clearly lead us astray.