Luke 4:11-15

Luke 4:11 (KJB)
And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Satan’s tactic did not change in 1500 years. He was tempting Jesus in the same way, that if God was truly with Him, then nothing would happen to Him. This is a lesson for every Christian. Just because we do not see miraculous things happening in our lives, it does not mean that God is not watching over us and working on our behalf, if we are walking according to His will.

Luke 4:12 (KJB)
And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

Once again Jesus does not stand there and debate Satan, instead He returns to the book of Deuteronomy and responds to Satan with scripture. (Deu 6:16 KJV) Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. The word “tempt” carries with it the understanding of “putting one to the test.” Jesus is telling him that he must never put the Lord to the test. When Deuteronomy 6:16 was penned it was at a time when Israel had questioned as to whether God was with them or not unless they saw a supernatural miracle.

Luke 4:13 (KJB)
And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

The Lord Jesus Christ had resisted all three attempts by Satan to cause Him to yield and because of this resistance, the devil had to flee. (James 4:7 KJV) Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Jesus submitted to God and therefore He resisted the Devil and since it is written in Scripture, Satan had to flee. The Lord Jesus Christ gave this scenario to us so that when we are tempted by Satan with sin, we can submit ourselves to God who will give us the strength to resist Satan and then he will have to leave.

Luke 4:14 (KJB)
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

Now Jesus began His Galilean ministry. Jesus had gone into the synagogues which were up there and started teaching and proclaiming the Gospel of the kingdom. As He was continuing to preach the Gospel, He was also healing those that were sick and had bodily infirmities such as those who were disabled and did not have use of all their limbs. What Jesus was doing was confirming His ministry that He was not just another preacher but this time the Kingdom of God, in fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah, has come to Galilee. After Jesus went back to Heaven and sent the Holy Spirit, it was through these types of miracles which also gave credence to the ministry of the apostles. (Mark 16:18 KJV) They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

Luke 4:15 (KJB)
And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

The apostle Paul took his ministry style from the Lord Jesus Christ. The first thing that Jesus did in the region of Galilee was to preach in all the synagogues. The synagogue also doubled as a court of law. The synagogue had its start in the Babylonian exile since there was no temple. The main emphasis of teaching would have been on the first five books of Moses. Here Jesus was receiving glory for His teachings because now He was bringing to them the Gospel. It was something they had never heard before and it was opening the hearts of the people and many were praising Jesus for these truths.