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In the the Temptation account from Luke’s Gospel (Luke 4:1-13) , Jesus offers a powerful lesson about tempting God:

[9] And he took him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here;  [10] for it is written, `He will give his angels charge of you, to guard you,’ [11] and `On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'” [12] And Jesus answered him, “It is said, `You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'”

This lesson from Christ is as relevant today as it was when Jesus first uttered these words.  Consider:

The foolish think of themselves as “dare devils”; but is Satan doing the tempting, whispering with evil breath in the ear of the would-be daredevil, “Throw yourself off the top of this building…you won’t be hurt.”  In response, Jesus says, “You shall not tempt the Lord your God.”

Who are you going to believe, Satan or Jesus.  It’s your choice.