Being good is relatively easy when you're untested. This is why evil seeks to win the individual over, first, through the promise of a better life in terms of fame, fortune, comfort - what is generally called bribery - and, second, through the threat of punishment, pain, poverty, exposure (as in blackmail), humiliation, death, torture - what is generally called coercion.
It routinely trumps both these methods via soft or hard mind control techniques that both promote and enforce the polarity of fear (the shutting down of consciousness) as opposed to the polarity of love (the force that expands consciousness) in order to conceal truth and evil's true nature. Indeed, evil loves to disguise itself as good and common sense.
In other words, evil promises the earth for compliance or, conversely, earthly damnation for non compliance and, through mind control, evil hides its true nature so as to confuse and win people over to its cause.
Thus Jesus, who saw through the workings of evil (mind control), was promised riches and power by Satan during his journey in the desert but resisted and, on the opposite side, did not flee from a fate he knew to be bleak and replete with suffering if he carried on his course of preaching over and above the thought police of his day; it is key in this respect that Jesus knew he would be betrayed to the authorities.
Jesus walked the walk of evil's test and cunning. We are left to ask ourselves how far we, as individuals or groups, would go in this journey of challenging the rule of evil, whether and to what extent we would be able to,
- recognise evil by unlearning mind control and not being fooled as regards its true nature,
- resist the promise of earthly bliss and the pleasures that come with Evil's methods of corruption and
- deal with the consequences of not complying with Satan's rule, that is, suffer and maybe die.
Good and evil are at work every day and some would argue few have truly confronted Satan and the rule of evil all the way regarding these three points.
Conclusion: evil tests and seeks to corrupt goodness. Challenging its dominion on earth, let alone overcoming it, has been the hallmark of only the greatest and rarest human beings for evil is both commonplace (cf. Hannah Arendt) and powerful.