In the testing of Jesus in the wilderness after 40 days and nights of fasting, the differences between testing and temptation can be seen clearly. From Satan’s perspective, the experience was intended as temptation (an inducement to sin0, but for Jesus the experience was a test, which He passed without the least wavering. Despite Satan’s cleaver use of God’s Word, he did not succeed even slightly in penetrating Jesus’ impregnability to sin. God allows trials to come into our lives not to solicit (tempt) believers to sin, but to move them to greater endurance. James 1:13 reminds us that, “… For God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.” God and evil exist in two distinct realms that never meet. He has no vulnerability to evil and is utterly impregnable to it onslaughts. He is aware of evil but untouched by it, like a sunbeam shining on a dump is untouched by the trash. This means that we must learn the truth of God’s Word so that we can stand against the temptations of Satan, the World, and our flesh. Choose the freedom of the Word of God, and we will have the power to overcome temptation in our lives.