Monday, September 12, 2022


Mathew chapter 4 verse 9 says this;

“All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”

This verse records the words of Satan trying to temp Jesus into doing what was wrong.

Satan had taken Jesus to a very high place and had shown Him all the kingdoms of the world.

Satan then made an offer to Jesus saying that all the kingdoms of the world were his to give to whomever he wanted and he would turn them all over to Jesus and all Jesus would have to do to get the title deed to the earth, would be to bow and worship Satan.

This option presented an easier way for Jesus to gain the kingdoms of the world without dying on a cross for them but this would be a sin against God and if Jesus had yielded to the temptation, it would have made Him a subject of sin rather than master over it and so Satan would have been the ultimate ruler over Jesus and over the whole world.

Jesus, responding to this temptation, quoted scripture in Mathew chapter 4 verse 10, saying;

“Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”

Thus the Lord Jesus rebuffed the tempter with scriptural rebuttals to the logic of sin as He did with all the other temptations brought to Him. 

When the time of testing came, Satan searched and found nothing in Jesus as it says in John chapter 13 verse 30;

I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me,

Bless the Lord Jesus who remained spotless and perfect as the Lamb of God who would lay down His life for our sins.


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