Have we ever wondered what is the first question being asked from us as Christians? This first question will determine whether we are able to fight against the temptation or fall into it. Even in our daily life, this form of question will kept been asked to ask.
The first question asked in the Bible is when the serpent asked Eve, “Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?” Satan will ask us daily, “What did God tell you?” It can be many kinds of questions, but the form of the question will always be the same. In this case of Eve, she answered it wrongly. She answered, “We may eat the fruit from any tree in the garden except the tree in the middle of it. God told us not to eat the fruit of the tree or even touch it; if we do, we will die.” Because Eve answered it wrongly, Satan easily deceived her to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge.
When Satan put Jesus unto temptation, Satan used Scripture. As in Matthew 4:5-6, “Then the Devil took Jesus to Jerusalem, the Holy City, set him on the highest point of the temple, and said to him, 'If you are God's Son, throw yourself down, for the Scripture says, 'God will give orders to his angels about you, they will hold you up with their hands so that not even your feet will be hurt on the stones.'' But Jesus knew that Satan tempted him and as in verse 7, Jesus answered, “but the Scripture also says,'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'” We see how Satan uses the Scripture to tempt Jesus. If Jesus jumped from the temple to prove the Scripture and God protected him, Jesus would surely fail into temptation. However, Jesus used the Scripture to counter Satan.
We see how Satan misused the Word of God to tempt Eve and Jesus. Satan will also use the Word of God to put us into temptation.
How can we win against the temptation? First of all, we need to really know what did God tell us. Like Eve, she didn't really know what God told her. God only prevented them from eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge but they are allowed to touch it. But Eve said God prevent them even to touch the fruit and that's where Eve fell into temptaion when Satan deceived her to touch the fruit and when she touch it she didn't die. Jesus reacted differently. He countered back using what is written in the Scripture and never tempted to try what Satan ask him to do.
The Bible can be very contradictory if we don't understand it. Satan will use every single word inside the Bible to test us. As Christians we need to be very careful what we said about the Bible and make sure we increase our knowledge and understanding of the Bible. A simple misunderstanding will trap us and make us fail into temptation.