Message: The gospel according to Luke
Text: Luke 4:9-12
What does it mean to tempt or to test God? Doing what you want instead of what God says; taking chances instead of obedient faith; your word instead of God’s Word; sometimes there’s a fine line between faith and stupidity!
Ultimately, it is presumption—presuming that God will take care of you no matter what you do.
As in the first temptation, satan is again questioning Jesus’ purpose.
So, is this what God made you for?
But there’s another deceit satan has hidden for us in this temptation, which can tend to take us too far the other way.
Trust God enough to trust Him without a miracle. Trust God enough to trust Him in a miracle.