BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 32-34; Psalm 91
Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, "'He will command his angels concerning you,' and "'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'" -Matthew 4:5-6
The context of the above passage is when Satan tempts Jesus by asking Him to prove His deity by jumping off of the pinnacle of the Temple. His thought process is that if you do, the Old Testament reveals that angels would come to His rescue. Isn’t it ironic that Satan is the one quoting Scripture to Jesus? The passage that the Devil knows comes from Psalm 91. Traditionally, this psalm was written by David as a song of encouragement to those that are righteous. God knows that life can deal us some painful blows, but for the believer, we know that God will always be there to help. This psalm is not simply referring to Jesus, but to all of those who “…dwell in the shelter of the Most High” and those that “abide in the shelter of the Almighty”. As Christians, we should find comfort in knowing that no matter how difficult life becomes, if we continue to believe and trust, salvation awaits.