Author of Lies

Satan's sway over mankind began when he turned the minds of Adam and Eve against God. In order to pull it off, he had to lie to them about God, and they had to fall for it. In that defining moment, he lied to them about God's goodness, God's Word, and God's intentions (Gen. 3:1-6).

Satan is still up to his old tricks, Jesus said that when the devil "speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar" (John 8:44). It should not be surprising, then that when trouble interrupts our lives, the farther of lies whispers in our ears and suddenly we are questioning God's goodness. When we are told to follow His commands, we really wonder if His Word is really true. When Jesus tells us things like, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth"( Matt. 6:19). Satan tells us that the good life is about stacking up things here, causing us to doubt God's good intentions.

Our problem is that we, like Adam and Eve, believe Satan's lies. And when we do, our loyalty to God is compromised. Then our enemy slithers off to his new assignment, leaving us alone to face our regrets and the realization that his lies have seduced us away from our truest and dearest Friend. Why would anyone with any degree of intelligence allow themselves to be caught up in wasting time following the works of the devil. Satan comes in many varied ways. He does not have to come in human form, he can come in the form of circumstances and situations.

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