Could you tell the people around you to imitate everything you do? Are you confident enough about your way of life to tell others to follow your example?
Satan tempted Jesus to circumvent God’s plan and take a shortcut to power and glory, but both in the desert and in his conversation with Peter, Jesus refused the easy way.
They begged him to leave. These words are strange when we consider that Jesus “could no longer openly enter a town” (Mk. 1:45) because so many people would crowd together to see the rabbi from Nazareth who cast out demons and healed the sick.