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What was Satan’s temptation strategy?

 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4

            Satan tried to tempt Jesus, who was in a human form, to desire the things humans desire—the flesh and power.  From simple bread to earthly authority, Satan tried to get Jesus to do what Satan wanted him to do.  Each temptation was thwarted by scripture, God’s word, the ultimate authority.  Satan showed his true desire in the final temptation.  He told Jesus to “bow down and worship” him.  That’s all Satan really wants—to be in charge and for people to worship him.