1 ¶ Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Jesus defeated Satan's use of the dialectic process (trying to get Jesus to use dialectic 'reasoning, i.e. "self justification" to solve the "crisis" at hand) by not going into dialogue with him. Jesus preached the Word of God (His Father's words) instead. Thus he was able to overcame all the temptations the women in the Garden (and all men since) yielded to, i.e. the "lusts" of the flesh, eyes, and the "pride of life." Tempted with 1) the flesh (eat or die, you need bread, Now!), with 2) the eyes (shown the kingdom of the world), and 3) the "pride of life "(take God's promises and use them to prove to everyone, including yourself, that you are God), he overcame all by saying, "It is written ...," i.e., "My Heavenly Father (your creator) says ....", i.e., we are to 1) live by His Words (His Heavenly Father's and His Words) first and foremost, we are to 2) worship God and Him alone (Jesus did not come for the kingdoms of the world, he is coming to judge them, He came for you and me, establishing His kingdom by His works), and we are 3) not to tempt God, i.e. forcing Him to choose between His Word and His love for us, i.e. using His Word for our selfish gain, i.e. in order to gain the approval of (impress ourselves and) men.