Then Jesus said to him, Go away, Satan! For it is written, "You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve.''
Satan in Greek means adversary. He is not only God’s enemy outside God’s kingdom, but also the adversary within God’s kingdom, rebelling against God. The new King rebuked the Devil’s presentation and defeated him by standing on the ground of man to worship and serve God only.
All day long we are tempted in the aspects of our living, religion, and worldly position. But the Lord Jesus overcame every aspect of the enemy’s temptation. He could say, “My living is secondary. I don’t care for religious power. And worldly glory has nothing to do with Me. I know only God’s word and God Himself. I care only to serve God.” Therefore, as the One who passed the test, the Lord Jesus was qualified to be the King of the kingdom of the heavens.