Did God Really Say
Genesis 3:1, 4 – 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’?” “You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. (NIV 1978)
My Musing – Satan does not often start with outright contradiction of God’s Word. First, he calls us to question it (‘did God really say?”). This may be combined with distortion or misinterpretation of the Word (“you must not eat from any tree?”) that makes God seem unreasonable. Eventually he will take us where he wanted to all along – disagreeing with God’s Word (“you will not.”)
My Advice – Be careful with teachings and philosophies that question, distort, misinterpret, manipulate or contradict God’s Word. They may be subtle and seem small and innocent enough, but if we give Satan a foothold, He will always lead us into something bigger and much less innocent.
2 thoughts on “Did God Really Say?”
I have heard it said that Satan will use an ocean of truth to float one lie. Good or God? Make sure there is only one “o”. Indeed, the fruit was good to look at. God said there were consequences to eating. We all know that that to be true and would as assuredly eaten as the first couple.
Two differences if it had been Eileen and Steve instead of Adam and Eve. Steve would likely have eaten first and he would likely have eaten a lot sooner.