The Great Temptation

God gave those made in His Image great promises beginning with life and ending with eternal life. He gave the means to obtain these goals. Most often people want to gain the best for themselves at any way or any cost, taking the easy way. This attitude leads to the

The Great Temptation

She wanted to be wise, know good and evil and live forever. That is what was promised.

God said, to get all they wanted, they only had to not eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. No big deal, not to eat something or is it? Look at people today.

Gen. 3:4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die!
Gen. 3:5 “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Gen. 3:6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

The serpent lied. Death took hold of her, and she died from her sin.

He wanted the promise of being the one who would have progeny of millions. All he had to do was to hang in there with Sarai. However, they had to wait and wait and wait. Few have the patience.

Gen. 16:1 ¶ Now Sarai, Abram’s wife had borne him no children, and she had an Egyptian maid whose name was Hagar.
Gen. 16:2 So Sarai said to Abram, “Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai.

Later, he had to attempt to sacrifice Isaac.

God adopted Jesus and planned to have him rule the earth for Him. All he had to do is be true to his high position and suffer a little, well, an awful lot and be sacrificed in an excruciating way. Almost all people always want the easy way out. Satan knows weakness and use it to tempt people.

Matt. 4:8 ¶ Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory;
Luke 4:5 ¶ And he led Him up and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

Luke 4:6 And the devil said to Him, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.
John 14:30 “I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world is coming, and he has nothing in Me;

Luke 4:7 “Therefore if You worship before me, it shall all be Yours.”
Luke 4:8 Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD AND SERVE HIM ONLY.’”

Matt. 4:9 and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.”
Matt. 4:10 Then Jesus *said to him, “Go, Satan! For it is written, ‘YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND SERVE HIM ONLY.’”