Watch Out!

The Big Lie

Genesis 3:4-5 “You won’t die!” the serpent hissed. “God knows that your eyes will be opened when you eat it. You will become just like God, knowing everything, both good and evil.”

 

Have you ever been walking along and a thought suddenly beams into your mind. “Kick over Mrs. Chambers’ trash cans.” Or, “Speed up. No one cares.” Or, “You’ve had a tough day. Go ahead and cuss.”

It’s a temptation. It’s the devil trying to get you to do something wrong.

 

What usually happens? You might say to him, “That’s wrong. I shouldn’t do that!”

And the devil comes back at you with, “Hey, it’ll be fun. There’s nothing in the Bible that says you can’t do that. And anyway, why should you have to listen to the stupid Bible? It’s not your boss!”

 

Satan has the power to plant thoughts in our minds, just like he did with Eve in Genesis 3. At the same time, he deceives us, tempts us, goads us, pushes us to do bad things.

 

Eve should have realized the devil was lying to her. But she was deceived. Watch out! Satan will deceive you too. How do you stop him? By knowing the Bible and obeying it. By learning what God says. That way you’ll send the devil running.

 

Prayer: Jesus, don’t let me give in to temptation. Help me obey your truth. Amen.

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