Satan’s a liar!
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say…?”
— Genesis 3:1
One of Satan’s favorite strategies is to try to make you and me doubt God’s word. And this is exactly the tack he took with Eve in the Garden of Eden. Remember the story?
Satan told Eve, "God knows if you take of this fruit and you eat, you will be as God. God's holding out on you, Eve. He says He loves you, but he’s really jealous. Take and eat, enjoy, fulfill yourself and you'll be happy!"
Can you see how Satan distorted and twisted what God told Eve and caused her to doubt the love of God. And that’s what he does with us today. He comes to us with half truths and innuendoes and tries to plant questions in our mind concerning God.
He especially likes to do this when we’re facing trials and struggles. He comes when you’re weak and says, "Does God really care about you?" That’s because if he can get you to doubt God’s word and love, then it’s a slippery slope into the sin of unbelief. This is exactly how sin entered the human race through Adam and Eve.
Don’t be deceived by the enemy. “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
DON’T BE DECEIVED BY THE ENEMY!