On the passage, "But Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned"; and about his first temptation.
IN THE GOSPEL, you read, "But Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned."1. In the Acts of the Apostles, Scripture says of the apostles that they "were filled with the Holy Spirit."2. Beware of thinking that the apostles are on a par with the Savior. Realize that Jesus, and the apostles, and any others, are full of the Holy Spirit according to the capacity of the vessel. For example, if you wish to say, "These containers are full of wine, or oil," you do not immediately indicate that they are full in an equal measure. Perhaps one can hold a sextarius, another an urna, and another an amphora.3. In the same way, both Jesus and Paul were full of the Holy Spirit. Paul's capacity was much less than Jesus'; nevertheless, according to their measure, both vessels were full.
2. After he had received baptism, the Savior was "full of the Holy Spirit," who had come upon him from heaven "in the form of a dove";4. and "he was led by the Spirit."5. For, "as many as are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God."6. But he was the Son of God in the proper sense, distinct from all others, so it was fitting for him to be led by the Holy Spirit. Thus Scripture says, "But he was led into the desert by the Spirit for forty days and he was tempted by the devil."7. Jesus was tempted for forty____________________