When Satan tempts, he offers what is not his to give in exchange for what is not his to demand.
In the third and final stage of the devil’s temptation of Jesus, Satan says “I will give you all the kingdoms of the earth and their glory, if you fall down and worship me.” He is not merely asking for homage, but for Jesus to acknowledge him as God.
While few of us would knowingly worship Satan, we are much more susceptible when we are tempted with self-worship. Though sin is nothing less than self-worship, it is ultimately submission to Satan’s will.
We may profess to worship God on Sunday, but who are we worshiping the rest of the week?