Temptation: the allure to sin. It is not without appeal. If it was, there would be no temptation. If we feel that we are wrong to be tempted or there is some guilt in being drawn to those things of the world which God has precluded as unacceptable, then we misunderstand temptation.

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry. The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”

Luke 4:1-2

Jesus was hungry. His body was in need of sustenance after his fasting in the desert. The desire was undeniable, wholesome and human. What was to be rejected, wrongheaded and demonic was the act of using his Godly power for self-satisfaction. Turning stones to bread would be more than possible for Jesus, but that’s not what miracles are for.

We will have cravings, our body is designed to experience them but how we fulfil them is what matters.

Ethan Kirl