Mixing Lies with Truth

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’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. (Genesis 3:1-7 NIV)

Who led Adam & Eve to mistrust and disobey God?  Satan was masquerading as a serpent.  Evidently the serpent looked very different than it does now.  Did you notice that Satan mixed a lie with truth?  He was right when he said that she would know good and evil, but he said, “you will not certainly die” which was not true as we are now subject to death.  When you took a true and false test in school, if any part of the statement was false then the whole statement was false.  Jesus said in John 8:44 that the devil is the father of lies.  He can’t be trusted.  Through his lie to Eve he caused her to not trust the word of God.  Satan is still lying and trying to get us to not trust the word of God.


Written by Diane Levy


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