Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman,
“Has God indeed said,
‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
Genesis 3:1 (emphasis mine)
LORD Jesus we praise You for You are the Word of God. We praise You for the heaven as it declares Your Glory, and we praise You for the special revelation which You have given to us by Your written Word. Forgive us, O LORD we pray, whenever we take this too lightly and whenever we are tempted to doubt the trustworthiness and power of Scripture. Help us, precious LORD, help and guide us into and through Your Word — because Your Word is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.
What happened back then in the Garden of Eden is still happening in this world today. We need to be aware of that to stay on top and master it.
How often do we bump into the question, “What does the Bible really mean by that?” Or, to phrase it in another way, “Did God really say that…?” It is that same old trick of the devil that will cause us to stumble and fall if we are not careful.
The tactic of the devil is to plant a doubt which is way more destructive than if he would be telling us a straight-out lie. It often begins with the simple question, “Has God indeed said?” As soon as we are giving it a second thought, thinking it over, we are caught in the net.
What follows is similar to what had happened to Eve in the Garden, and we will talk more about that in Friday’s blog post
Search and study your Bible and know what God’s Word says today.