The second attack of the devil was aimed squarely at Jesus’ soul man. The devil took Jesus up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you,’ and, ‘In their hands they shall bear You up, lest You dash your foot against a stone.’” (Matthew 4:6 NKJV). The devil was tempting Jesus through the “lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.” This temptation covered the full range of soulish temptation. What arrogance it would have been for Jesus to tempt God His Father in this manner. The temple was intended to be the place of worship and prayer for the nations. It was the center of the government of God to Israel. Of course, the true arrogance is manifested in the devil’s temptation of the Son of God. Jesus responded to the devil’s challenge with Scripture. Jesus again used Deuteronomy to counter-attack the devil by saying, “You shall not tempt the Lord Your God”  (Deuteronomy 6:16a NKJV). Two for Jesus!