We, who are so enamored of politicians and their potency, marvel that Jesus rebuffed Satan’s offer of a political career. Taking Jesus up to a high summit, Satan said, “Here are all the kings of the world in their glory. I can give them to whomever I want, for they have been given to me. If you are the long-awaited Messiah, act like it. All you must do is worship me.”
Who gave the world’s kingdom’s to Satan? Did, at some point, God say, “Politics? Not interested. Satan, here are the kingdoms of the world. Have fun with all your bigwig political cronies”? Is a link being forged here between politics and worship of Satan?
Why Jesus? by William Willimon, p. 88