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Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’ ”  



Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan!

Jesus told Satan to get lost and he did (4:11)! That is a swift and straightforward answer. Jesus made the decision to exclusively worship the Lord God and resisted the temptation to worship in a syncretistic manner.

“Satan” means adversary. He knew His enemy

For it is written,

Jesus cited and paraphrased Deuteronomy 6:13 and 10:20 to defeat Satan’s own lust for power. He met each of the three temptations with a quotation from Scripture. The Lord quoted thirteen books of the Old Testament in the New Testament.


All victory in the Christian life comes through God’s revelation of Himself in the Word.


The reason most Christians face difficulty in living their Christian lives is ignorance of the Word of God and failure to apply it to their experiences.

…and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God… Eph 6:17