Jesus would not be swayed from his purpose. His purpose was to do the will of His Father!
Even after fasting 40 days and nights. When Satan tried he could not sway Jesus.
When Jesus was weak and hungry Satan tried to exploit that hunger and provoke Jesus to perform a miracle “tell these stones to become bread”
Instead, Jesus quotes scripture to Satan telling him that life comes from “Every Word of God” (The Holy Bible is the word of God for us today)
Satan then tries to get Jesus to prove; He is, the Son of God, by throwing himself down from the pinnacle of the temple in the holy city, SATAN EVEN USES SCRIPTURE in his temptation.
Jesus quotes scripture again,
” ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ ”
Satan tries yet again, and shows Jesus the splendor in all the Kingdoms of the World and offers them to Jesus If, he will just bow down to him.
Jesus tells him to “BE GONE” and quotes scripture a 3rd time.
“‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”
This is a great example to Christians to not allow Satan to sway us from our purpose, to put God first, to seek all his righteousness, to hold fast and to trust God.
It shows us that Satan, knows scripture, Satan will try to use scripture to mislead us. It’s also a great example of how knowing scripture can help ”us” overcome temptations and discern the truth. It points out that we are NOT to test God and ARE to Worship and Serve God Only
God knows what’s best for us, if we love him we will keep His commandments and when we study we shew ourselves approved unto God.
If God is for us who can be against us!
May God be with us all!
- Matthew 4:1-11
- 2 Timothy 2:15
- Romans 8:31
- John 14:15