Okay if you are a Christian I know you are wondering about the title of this post. So why in the world would I use the name of Satan in the title? I was actually looking at another’s post on the Devil’s Punch Bowl. A place that when I lived in California that I would go hiking. (Please check out their post they took some amazing photos.)
Even then I had asked why a place so beautiful would be named for the Devil. One of the trails you can hike here leads to Satan’s Seat. From this spot you reach a beautiful view that takes your breath away. You feel like you are no where near any civilization and it is actually only a short drive from Palmdale, and an hours drive from the San Fernando Valley. You can even drink the water from the stream. It was not until I was looking at the photos on Kevin’s site that revelation came. The story of the temptation of Jesus came to my mind. Mainly the part when Satan took Jesus to a high place and offered Jesus all the kingdoms. Now I know this place is not the actually site of where this took place but it made me realize that Satan uses many things to tempt us with. One thing is the initial appearance of the temptation will always be pleasing to your sight. He will take you to a place that you think that you want and as you are there looking down at things you may desire, you have taken your eyes off of God and this is when we can stumble. We entertain the things of this world until that take a seat in our mind and then they can eventually become an action. so keep your helmet of salvation on and take your every thought captive and be on guard. We all face temptations and the enemy prowls around us waiting for that weakness we give into, so that he can enter in. Stand on the Word of God and keep him out.
Matthew 4:1-11(NKJV) Satan Tempts Jesus
1 Then Jesus was led up by the 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, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”[a]
5 Then the devil took Him up into 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:
‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’
‘In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”[b]
7 Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lordyour God.’”[c]
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed 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.”
11 Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.
Just some food for thought.
Time for more self evaluation.