5 Then the Devil took Him to the holy city, had Him stand on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written:
He will give His angels orders concerning you,
and they will support you with their hands
so that you will not strike
your foot against a stone.”
7 Jesus told him, “It is also written: Do not test the Lord your God.”
The Devil attempts to blindside Christians by making them believe an incorrect interpretation of scripture. Once you believe a topic of Scripture wrongly, you will base your spiritual life on that interpretation which in reality is killing your faith. The best way to combat this demonic strategy is to make a habit of reading the whole Bible at least once a year and incorporate topical studies through deep prayers, asking the Lord for understanding. Your best defense against deception is to know the scripture very well so that you cannot be sideswiped. The way Jesus used the scripture is a model for us today. When you read some material or if someone gives you an interpretation, make sure that it does not contradict another verse that’s connected to that theme. If it does contradict, then reject that interpretation.