Today we continue our series on the Gospel of Mark by looking at Mark’s mention of the temptation of Jesus by Satan in the wilderness. Next to Luke’s and Matthew’s account of this event, Mark’s is very sparse; but in its context very instructive. The first Adam failed miserably in his being tempted; the “second Adam” successful against His being tempted. The failure of the first Adam turned paradise into a wilderness. The success of the Second Adam brings with it the promise turning of the wilderness into an eternal paradise.