March 22, 2020

Resist the Devil

“Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?’” – Genesis 3:1 It’s worth noting the way that Satan approached Eve in the Garden of Eden. Though it’s easy to think of the devil as being blatantly evil, the reality is that a lot of what he says is logical and appeals to our intellect. Rather than making accusatory statements or denying God, the serpent asked the woman a question that started with, “Did God really say…?” By getting her to second-guess the authority of His words and appealing to her ability to reason, he shook her confidence in what she thought she knew, and the rest is history. Trusting in the Lord was her default programming until a seed of doubt was

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