Summary: The method of temptation used by Satan established a pattern according to which he would deal with man: (1) Getting Man to Question God, i.e., he was trying to distort or cast doubt on the word of God, (that is the beginning of every temptation.) Satan i
“ Why Are You Hiding, when God can deal with it”
The same way satan came to Adam he did the same with the second Adam
3:1 Though Satan came to Jesus openly (cf. Matt. 4:1–11)
4 Then aJesus was led up by bthe Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. 3 Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”
4 But He answered and said, “It is written, c‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”
Second Temptation Luke 4:9–12
5 Then the devil took Him up dinto the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: e‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, fIn their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ ” 7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, g‘You shall not 1tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and hshowed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, 2“Away with you, Satan! For it is written, i‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’ ” 11 Then the devil jleft Him, and behold, kangels came and ministered to Him. , he approached the woman in disguise (cf. 2 Cor. 11:3, 14, 15). 3 But I fear, lest somehow, as fthe serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds gmay be corrupted from the 1simplicity that is in Christ. v.14,15 14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into van angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, wwhose end will be according to their works.
The “serpent” was considered an unclean animal by the Hebrews (Lev. 11:42)42 Whatever crawls on its belly, whatever goes on all fours, or whatever has many feet among all creeping things that creep on the earth—these you shall not eat, for they are an abomination. ; it was the instrument of Satan, who was the source and author of evil and the one who inaugurated temptation. John confirmed the identity of the Serpent (Rev. 12:9 9 So nthe great dragon was cast out, othat serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, pwho deceives the whole world; qhe was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. ; 20:2. 2 He laid hold of bthe dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;). The exact nature of the Serpent (nahash, Heb.) is not known.However the definition that is givin derives from the word Hebrew word naw·khawsh and it talks about a 1 serpent, snake. 1a serpent. 1b image (of serpent). 1c fleeing serpent (mythological). Naw -Khawsh is derived from the word naw·khash/ AV translates as “enchantment” four times, “divine” twice, “enchanter” once, “indeed” once, “certainly” once, “learn by experience” once, and “diligently observe” once. 1 to practice divination, divine, observe signs, learn by experience, diligently observe, practice fortunetelling, take as an omen. 1a (Piel). 1a1 to practice divination. 1a2 to observe the signs or omens.