1 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?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.” 4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:1-5
In Genesis 3, the Serpent told three lies, (that are underlined above). Three twistings of truth that pushed the buttons of the first humans, and led them to sin as they stepped away from the good love of their Creator. His tactics haven’t changed much over the years. The devil’s lies are still subtle and clever. He changes just one word of God’s command in order to place doubt in your minds. Or he erases the clear consequences of sin by declaring that won’t really happen. Or he suggests that you can be your own god, knowing good and evil. The only real difference is that today, he uses different lies that are more appealing and attractive to our modern society.
On Sunday, September 12th, I begin a seven-part series on “The Lies of This World.” Each week I will expose one of the lies the devil circulates throughout our world such as “You must be perfect,” “Life is easy,” “All roads lead to heaven.” After unmasking the devil’s lie, I will examine the Biblical truth that gives God’s answer and reveals his love and concern for each and every one of His children.
I hope you can join us each Sunday. That way, you will not be deluded by that crafty devil like Adam and Eve were, but will always remain close to your loving Creator.
In Christ’s love, Pastor Steve