“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’?” Genesis 3:1
Satan (as depicted by the serpent in this segment of scripture) will always attempt to undermine God’s word. He did it in Genesis–influencing Eve’s thoughts about the fruit of the tree; he did it with Jesus, trying to tempt The Word with the Word of God right after Jesus had fasted for 40 days), and he’s yet doing it with the people of God and those who deny Him.
He uses subtlety and half-truths to convince those who acknowledge God and then he blatantly lies to those who deny God.
How does he get away with it? Too many people who know God are not speaking loud enough to drown Satan’s lies with Truth! Too many who know God are not actively trying to counter the lies that Satan spreads. Unfortunately, too many who claim to know God have also fallen under the spell of the master of deception’s ploy to deceive. When people attempt to be God and choose to live outside of Godly principles, then we know Satan has deceived–“even those whom God has chosen” to do His bidding.
Know God and don’t be ashamed to proclaim His Goodness from the Rooftops and the Valleys and all points in between. Our God Reigns! And it’s time for us to put Satan in His place–back under our feet so he cannot be heard!Remember–in the end–We–the people of God–Win!
Lord Jesus, give us the courage to be bolder than Satan in spreading the Good News–about salvation, repentance, forgiveness, Your Grace and Mercy, and ever enduring Love. We thank You for hearing and responding to our requests so that only You may get the glory in the lives we live!