Testing God In Matthew, Jesus is being tempted by Satan in a reckless effort to get him to act in a way contrary to God. Although this story is widely known, memorized, and preached on, there is a troubling section for western thinkers that don't understand what Jesus is really saying to Satan's second temptation. We will pick up in Matthew 4, verse 5. "Then the devil took him into the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written: "'He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.' (Psalm 91:11,12)." Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.' (Deuteronomy 6:16)." So what is Jesus saying? Is he telling us that we can't question God or put him to the test? I mean that is what it says.