The Devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness after no food for 40 days. So does the Devil tempt us in the hard times of desolation, loss and hunger. He promises to pull you up to personal aggrandizement and pleasure. It was the Word of God alone that Jesus used to slay the Devil Not by resolve but by the Word of God - our only hope of crushing the head of the serpent. Matt 4:1-11 Hide the Word of God in your heart for the hard times when you are weak and need the spine strengthening power of God.