Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. “All this I will give You, he said, “if You will fall down and worship me.” Matthew 4 vs. 8 -9
This is a verse that most of us are very familiar with from the temptation of Jesus but while I was studying this chapter again it dropped in my mind that the devil is still using this old trick to deceive people. He uses all the materialistic things of the world to stop people from serving God, but what we seem to forget or don’t realise is that God already gave us all these things from the beginning. According to Genesis 1:28 God commanded man to subdue the earth meaning we are suppose to rule over the earth and also Psalm 8:6 says “You made [mankind] rulers over the works of your hands; you put everything under their feet”. We are set up as rulers of the earth and everything else is subject to us. All we need to remember is to” seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” Matthew 6:33 and also not to ”not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns—and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:25-26.