2 Timothy 3:16, 17 - Jesus Our Example on How to Overcome Satan.

2Ti.3:16, 17: Jesus Our Example on How to Overcome Satan.

2 Timothy 3:16, 17, NRSV  All scripture is inspired by God and 
is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for 
training in righteousness, so that everyone who belongs to God may be 
proficient, equipped for every good work.  

The great leading temptations wherewith we would be beset, 
Christ met and overcame in the wilderness. His coming off victor over 
appetite, presumption, and the world shows how we may overcome. Satan has 
overcome his millions in tempting the appetite and leading people to give 
up to presumptuous sins. There are many who profess to be followers 
of Christ, claiming by their faith to be enlisted in the warfare 
against all evil in their nature, yet who, with hardly a thought, plunge 
into scenes of temptation that would require a miracle to bring them 
forth unsullied. Meditation and prayer would have preserved them and 
led them to shun the dangerous positions in which they have placed 
themselves, and that give Satan the advantage over them. 
The promises of God are not for us to claim rashly, to protect 
us while we rush on recklessly into danger, violating the laws of 
nature, or disregarding prudence and the judgment God has given us to 
use. This would not be genuine faith but presumption. The thrones and 
kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them, were presented to Christ. 
Never will we have temptations as strong as those that assailed Him. 
But Satan comes to us with worldly honor, wealth, and the 
pleasures of life. These temptations are varied to meet people of every 
rank and degree, tempting them away from God to serve themselves more 
than their Creator. "All these things will I give thee," said Satan 
to Christ. "All these things will I give thee," says Satan to us. 
"All this money, this land, all this power, this honor, and these 
riches, will I give thee," and we are charmed, deceived, and 
treacherously allured on to our ruin. If we give ourselves up to worldliness 
of heart and of life, Satan is satisfied. 
The Saviour overcame the wily foe, showing us how we may 
overcome. He has left us His example, to repel Satan with Scripture. He 
might have had recourse to His own divine power and used His own 
words, but His example would not then have been as useful to us. Christ 
used only Scripture. How important that the Word of God be thoroughly 
studied and followed, that in case of emergency we may be "throughly 
furnished unto all good works" and especially fortified to meet the wily 
foe. -Letter 1a, 1872. http://www.adventist.org/devotionals/