The Apostle Paul is letting us know that there is no temptation that’s too strong for Jesus to overcome. Jesus was tempted by Satan for forty days and forty nights. He overcame Satan. We have been given the power to overcome the devil through the word of God. You have to know the word of God to overcome the devil because he knows it too and he knows his limitations. If you don’t know the word of God you have no defense against the enemy. The devil will use the word as an offense to confuse you. The devil proved to Jesus that he knew the word of God too.
He even recited Psalm 91 verse 11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; 12 they will lift you up in their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
If you don't know the word and stand by the word you’re already defeated. You’ve already let the enemy win.
You cannot overcome the devil unless you know the word of God. It’s your defense against his offense. He may even use the word against you, twisting the meaning. We have to be especially careful these days and go by the truth. I see all the time where people are trying to twist the meaning to verses and you wonder where did that come from? If the enemy can confuse you he knows the word becomes void. We have to stay grounded in the truth and the only way we can is by reading and hearing the word of God.
Jesus responded quickly: Matthew 4:7 Jesus answered him, “it is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’
Deuteronomy 6:16 Do not put the Lord your God to the test as you did at Massah. NIV
Deuteronomy 6:16 Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. KJV
Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.