Truth is satan doesn't tempt christians very much at all. Most of our temptations come, when we are drawn away by our "own" lust.<quoted text>
Are all "temptations" the wiles of Satan?
Are some of those not our own wish for something else--after all, we're "only human." :)
That said, with regards to your "Thou shalt not tempt the Lord," does Satan possess Free Will? If he does, and God is omniscient, doesn't God already "know" what temptations Satan will display?
More interestingly, if Satan were possessed of Free Will, suppose he were to repent.
Would God forgive him?
There's an interesting "sufi" take I believe, on the whole God/Satan theme that Joseph Campbell covers in his "The Power of Myth" series wherein Lucifer is cast out not because of Pride, but because when God unveils his "greatest" creation, Man, Lucifer refuses to bow down before Man. The reason for this is because Lucifer so loved God, that he could not bring himself to bow down before any other than God. For his refusal to do so, he was cast out and it's because of this "unrequited love" that Satan rages against God so.
As for the book of Job, it's my favorite book of the Bible, and it's also the one where I can't see God as anything other than a sadist.
God sets forth the parameters, God allows Satan to throw practically everything against Job, destroying all that Job has and all that he loves in the process and, all the while, with his omniscience, knowing full-well that Job will never "curse him to his face."
IMO, this book makes God look worse than Satan--who's only allowed to tempt, deceive, destroy, with God's permission...
I used to wonder the same thing about satan repenting and being saved, but not anymore. The bible says we will see satan one day, and think wow!?!! This little dweeb of a creature caused sooo much heartache on earth??!?!?!?
He fell when he wasn't satisfied being Gods number one angel, and said "in his heart " that he would be even greater than God.
I've learned with God, it is all about the heart.
A person can say anything, join every church there is, be baptized so many times the tad poles know their first name, yet die lost without God :(