“Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, to the highest point of the Temple, and said, “If you are the Son of God, jump off! For the Scriptures say, ‘He will order his angels to protect and guard you. Jesus responded, “The Scriptures also say, ‘You must not test the Lord your God.’ ”
(Luke 4:9, 10, 12 NLT)

I was watching the news recently about a daredevil in Australia who decided to jump into the ocean with some sharks swimming all around the boat. The man had only a flimsy thirty dollar bird cage around his head for protection. Suddenly a big shark attacked him. He threw the bird cage at the shark and narrowly escaped with his life. We may think about how careless that man was but Satan tricks us to jump out into dangerous situations every day. We put God’s mercy to the test when we voluntarily jump out into sinful activities which are hazardous to our souls and then expect God to save us. Understanding and obeying God’s truth prevents us from jumping to our eternal destruction.

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