Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Satan's Subtle Subterfuge


Genesis 3:1-5 The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”

2 “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. 3 “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’”

4 “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. 5 “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.”


As soon as Satan gets an opportunity be jumps right into the picture with his subtle distortion of the truth. Eve told Satan "God said this" which wasn't accurate but then Satan added his subtle shade of the truth. Satan just needs me to get used to the almost true and then I can be easily swayed further and further away.

He used the three basic forms of temptation just like he did to Christ when he tempted him in the desert (Luke 4):
  • Lust of the eyes - She saw that the tree was beautiful
  • Cravings of the body - and its fruit looked delicious,
  • Pride of the heart - and she wanted the wisdom it would give her

I need to keep "digging the word" so that I can discern the truth when Satan tries to slip in a fast one.


Thank you Lord for your word and that I can use it to light my path. I want to always be in love with your book.