The baby had been killed with a drug overdose.
Some people are "special."
In this chapter, İsa is presented with three major temptations. The middle one is on my mind this morning.
Mat 4:5, 6 Sonra İblis O'nu kutsal kente götürdü. Tapınağın tepesine çıkarıp, "Tanrı'nın Oğlu'ysan, kendini aşağı at" dedi, "Çünkü şöyle yazılmıştır: 'Tanrı, senin için meleklerine buyruk verecek.' 'Ayağın bir taşa çarpmasın diye Seni elleri üzerinde taşıyacaklar.'"How often do I, do you, hear that insinuating voice whispering in our inner ear? "Go ahead. You are special. You don't have to play by the rules. The universe will always make an exception for you."
Mat 4:7 İsa İblis'e şu karşılığı verdi: "'Tanrın Rab'bi denemeyeceksin' diye de yazılmıştır."
The guy who fails to work to achieve his goals, and counts instead on God intervening miraculously at the last minute, is in for some serious disappointments, as well as some wonderful surprises, since God is kind. However, "to fail to plan is to plan to fail." Those who do not do the routine stuff they already know that they need to be doing are tempting God. Presuming upon His mercies. Yes, there is a "dimension of miracles" in life. But miracles tend to happen to folks who are hard at work, pursuing their vocations with vigor.
Not even İsa expected God to make exceptions for him, at his whim. Neither should I.