Text: Genesis 3: 1-24.
It should be noted that Satan sinned long before Adam, but he only tempted Eve, and Adam is the originator for human sin. “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”, verses 4 and 5. The devil, Satan successfully tempted
Eve emphasizing God’s prohibition and not His provision. Satan reduced God’s command to a question; Satan did cast doubt upon God’s
sincerity and defaming His motives; and he denied the truthfulness of God’s threat. And surely today, the man dies! Many of us have lost dear relatives and friends this and last year. And each of us every day draw nearer to the grave. Thank God that in Christ’s death, we have transition to eternal life.
Reflect on verse 6, what glittering things is Satan continually swinging before you so that you sin against God? Please flee!
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, help me not to be swayed by the lies of the devil. Amen.