The devil's principal purpose for tempting Jesus Christ was to
The devil's principal purpose for tempting Jesus Christ was to lure Him from His mission. The devil wanted Jesus to abandon His mission of saving mankind and worship him instead. The devil tempted Jesus with power, wealth and worldly pleasures, hoping to distract Him from His divine purpose. However, Jesus resisted the temptation and remained steadfast in His mission to save humanity, demonstrating His unwavering commitment to God's will.