Sunday, October 1, 2006

The Oldest Trick in the Book

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, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?" And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'" But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Genesis 3:1-6

We all know how the story ends.

It is the oldest trick in the book. Well actually, I would say there are a couple of old tricks here but those are posts for another day.

What I would like to emphasize here is how denying God’s Word leads to disaster. That is how Satan tempted Eve, by questioning the validity of God’s Word.

The trick is no different today. Denying the existence, validity or sufficiency of God’s Word leads to error. The effects of this denial may have very grave consequences depending on the extent.

No comments: