Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. Matthew 4.8-11

The pinnacle was not high enough, Satan had to take Jesus higher. Even after Satan’s previous temptations had failed, he tried one last temptation. He was determined. If Satan worked so hard to make Jesus fall, trying three times, imagine his undaunted resolution with easy victims such as we. I do find it interesting that Satan tried three times, he was not easily deterred, a dangerous foe.

There are a few things that I would like to point out.

Temptation 1-Jesus became the bread of life, providing life to all who believe.

Temptation 2-He would soon demonstrate His power as the Son of God, but not because He needed to prove himself. He exercised His power to heal the lame, the blind, cast out demons, and save men’s souls.

Temptation 3-Rather than bowing down to Satan, He would soon humble Himself, bowing down for the merciless whipping administered by His creation. The weight of the cross caused Him to fall, then He was lifted up, crucified, and three days later raised up!

Because of these truths, it remains true that He is worshipped and served! Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2.10-11

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