Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!
It sounded like an innocent question. The serpent asked Eve, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the Garden?’” But the serpent was crafty – more crafty than any of the creatures God had made. He skillfully drew the unsuspecting woman into a conversation that would lead to deadly results.
Eve obligingly explained God’s command and the consequence of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. But the serpent contradicted her. “You will not surely die,” he hissed. “For God knows that when you eat of it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3:4-5)
Wait a minute, Eve. Think about it: What is the serpent really saying here? That God is wrong, that He’s untruthful, that He can’t be trusted. He’s saying that God would deliberately withhold something good from His children out of spite. In other words, “God knows this is really good and He doesn’t want you to have it.” The accusation is that God is unjust and unfair, egotistical, unwilling to share.
Over the years, Satan’s strategy hasn’t changed much. He whispers the same things to our hearts today. He takes any and every opportunity to malign the character of God and undermine our faith in Him. In John 8:44, Jesus said the devil “was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
Don’t make the same mistake Eve made in your own life today. Turn a deaf ear to the devil’s lies and hold fast to what you know is true.