Genesis 3:4 – But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.”
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First came the doubt. Now we see the outright lie.
“You will not surely die.”
But they did die. They died spiritually as soon as the sin was committed, but in His mercy, God allowed them to live out their physical lives on the earth before death finally claimed them in their old age.
Satan thought he had won the victory, and indeed he had won a battle, but God Himself had already written the outcome, and had a plan to save sinful men and women through the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Through faith in Jesus, Satan is defeated and we are restored to our right standing with God.
Praise God that the end was known before the beginning!
Be on the lookout for the lies of Satan. His tactics haven’t changed much since creation. First he sends a seed of doubt then an outright lie about God and His Word.
Stay strong in the Bible and you won’t be fooled when Satan’s attack comes.