“And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry” (v2). Alone in the wilderness, Jesus was hungry, weak, and vulnerable when the devil tested him. Hebrews tells us that these experiences were “in every respect” like our own (Heb 4:15), yet, unlike us, he remained innocent. Faced with the temptation to satisfy his needs and desires in a way that broke fellowship with the Father, Jesus refused to compromise, defeating the enemy by his faithful endurance.
Jesus was “full of the Holy Spirit,” (v1). He remained completely united with the Father by the Spirit, while he endured testing for our sakes, so that we can share his victory.