The temptation of Jesus Christ as outlined in the Gospel accounts serves symbolically as an antitype of Israel's wandering in the wilderness. When Satan tempts Christ throughout that 40 day period, Christ repeatedly directs our adversary, and through His recorded words, us, to the example of Ancient Israel. Why? What is the reason? What are the lessons that we need to understand and learn from this section of scripture as we consider the example of Christ, and His successful thwarting of the devil's advances?