When I returned to college in my senior year, it was with an...

When I returned to college in my senior year, it was with an oppressively lonely feeling. Most of my close friends had graduated the year before, and I missed the camaraderie and stimulating conversations we had shared.

One evening as I was reading the Bible in a quiet place in my dormitory, I came across the story of Christ Jesus' being tempted in the wilderness (see Matt. 4:1–11). Although I had read this account many times before, this time I found it particularly interesting. I read the verses through very carefully, one at a time, noticing the preciseness of the text and writing down what to me was the spiritual significance of each line.

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