Finally, the devil took Jesus to Jerusalem and had him stand on top of the temple. The devil said, “If you are God’s Son, jump off. The Scriptures say: ‘God will tell his angels to take care of you.
They will catch you in their arms, and you will not hurt your feet on the stones.’”
(Luke 4:9-11 CEV)
When Satan realized that Jesus was quoting the Scriptures, Satan also used–rather misused–the Scriptures, hoping to trap Jesus as today’s passage shows. However, Jesus, who knew the Father’s Word well, didn’t give in for a second and answered back with another “It is written” passage. It amazes me how many people follow in the devil’s footsteps by misusing the Bible to justify their actions. Just because someone is quoting the Bible–and many people are these days–it doesn’t mean that they’re necessarily right. Study the Bible and understand its context. Don’t settle for someone’s interpretation–or misinterpretation–of it.
To avoid deception, study the Bible.