It's the start of His work on earth, and Jesus has walked into the desert in order to put Himself square in harm's way. No food. No shelter. No friends. Why? He's deliberately removed Himself in order to grow closer to His Father. But there's a sly presence in the desert, out to do Him real harm.
The devil tempts Jesus to miraculously create His own food, throw Himself off a building and ask for unlimited power. The common factor in these temptations is this: 'Stop trusting that your Father cares for You. If God can't provide food, protection, and purpose, then what's He good for? Just get it for yourself.' Jesus' outward weakness and tiredness is an open door for the enemy to launch an attack on the core of His love for His Father.
Jesus (not just fully God, but also fully human, remember...) really could have chosen against His Father. But the immense trust that Jesus chose to invest in Father God here would be with Him on His lonely journey to the cross. He was leaving no space for a dangerous half-doubt that His Father might have His back.
So what now? The trust Jesus had for His Father was earned through 40 tough desert days. Amazingly, we get given this faith as a gift (yes, faith is a gift of God's Spirit). Where are you tempted to stop trusting that your Father cares for you and get things for yourself? Realise that these are opportunities to get closer to the Father, and that you can trust Him.
Soulfood : Exod 16:1-35, Jn 6:30-40