There I paused after reading the story recorded in Luke 4, 1-13, it's a conversation Jesus held with Satan. A dialog with taunts, challenges, quotes, and a load of painted pictures. As I contemplated I sat having an un-conclusive perimeter to thoughs. How deep is this story as a prelude to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ? Satan takes Jesus through a trans world vision, why? They set on the highest ledge on the temple in Jerusalem, why?
It only takes a couple of minutes to read this recorded passage. Yet, this story is very powerful mention. How persuasive is deception? The whole world, including the temple? Can you be deceived beyond the knowledge of knowing your being deceived? Can you swear your so right, and be so wrong? Wow, how deceptive can a lie be?
This world swirls by it's zillion enticements, but it only has one directive. The enticements are the catering taunts to the crave that is our human conception. Our seek is to seek through a pre-occupational temple view. Our swear to the lie, is our convinced seeking through the temporal. This convinced is the beyond the belief to the lie. It has only one purpose, our pursuit beyond God.
Satan in Luke 4,10-11 quotes scripture, Psalms 91, 11-12, he pegs it. But Jesus quotes content to one's position to God, Deuteronomy 6,16, "Don't put the Lord your God to the test". Jesus forty day with no food relies on the srciptures as strength. Physically what strength does He have? "Man doesn't live by bread alone".
2 Timothy 3,16-17. "All scripture is divinely inspired, and useful in teaching, in reproof, in correcting faults, and in training in uprightness, so that the
man of God will be adequate, and equipped for any good work."
The world has one directive, God has granted reality...
Thank you for your consideration.