Jesus goes straight from the water (His baptism), into the wilderness (His temptation). In the water – the faith-building place of acceptance, blessing and commissioning – the Word of God came over Him. And in the wilderness – the desolate place of danger, rejection and fear – the Word of God came out of Him. This is a pattern, for us. Because for the rest of our earthly lives, it’s going to be all about the water, and the wilderness.