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’?”
One of the ways Satan throws us off in our walk with God is by planting thoughts of doubt (specially against God’s Word and character).
16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
He goes on into turning the abundance of God’s statement (“You are free to eat from any tree in the garden”) to twist God’s word, making it sound like God is limiting, withholding something good from Adam and Eve.
To be able to withstand the doubts that come our way we need to know Him and His Word, following Jesus’ steps when He was tested by the devil in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11).
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in your current situation
Praise Him! 1) Adopt a posture of praise by standing, kneeling, opening your hands and lifting them up; 2) Spend moment in silence to be still before the Lord, 3) Use the words of this Psalm to shape your praise. “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.”-Isaiah 40:28