the Spirit or the spirit?
I just noticed the word spirit or Spirit is mentioned about 260 times in the New Testament. The Strong’s Concordance code for spirit is G4151 which means “pneuma”. The definition is breath, breeze, an angel, daemon, or Divine, Holy Spirit. So it could either be the devil or God.
I also noticed in Matthew 4:1 that the word spirit is capitalized. “Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.” So why is this capitalized? Verse 5 says “then the devil taketh him up into the holy city” Why did the translators decide to capitalize Spirit, when we know that the devil is the one that leads us in to temptation? God leads us away from temptation (Matt. 6:13) Why did they capitalize this word when it is clear that the Greek word for spirit could be either God or the devil?
I believe that Jesus was led by the spirit of the devil to be tempted in the wilderness!