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You Lying Little Snake (Part 2)

Bible Verse

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!

Action Point

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.

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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in Devotionals

 

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The Cosmic “Fun” Police

Bible Verse

Genesis 2: 15-17 – The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 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.”

Your Discipleship Minute

The commandments of the Lord are not given to keep us from something good, but rather to save us from something bad.

But how many times are we guilty of looking at God as the “fun police,” keeping us from all of the good and pleasurable things in this world?

It is a lie of Satan, just like the one he told Eve in then Garden, that God is deliberately withholding His best from us and that we need to reach out and take for ourselves what God has not ordained for us.

Action Point

God is always seeking our best, even if we don’t understand what He is doing.  It is a matter of trust to look at our life and allow Him to guide and direct us in our path.

Sometimes, God wants us to give up what we think is good in our lives so that He can give us what is best.  Trust Him today to lead you through your life. Even when it seems you are going over the edge of a cliff, trust Him to catch you.

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2011 in Devotionals

 

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