And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Genesis 3:13
Adam and Eve chose to disobey God and thus mankind’s first sin was rebellion.
Since then, all mankind has fallen into sin.
God knew that we needed a Savior.
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Genesis 3:14-15 KJV
He sent His Son.
In our current culture, where truth is relative and it’s wrong to tell someone what they have done or said is wrong, we seem to be buying into the lie: that our own ideas and values are enough.
What better way to beguile than to tell us we are not guilty and thus there’s no need of the salvation Jesus offers.
Although lies have worked from the very beginning, they can’t stand up to the truth of the scriptures.
Romans 3:23 KJV — For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Thus, Jesus was born of a virgin, taught the truth, lived righteously, was executed although guiltless, rose victorious, and ascended into Heaven to prepare a place for those who would believe on Him and be saved.
May we never fall prey to the lie that we are not in desperate need of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your life. Thank You for Your gift of salvation and the promises You fulfilled. Thank You that we can read the scriptures and clearly see the truth. Thank You for working throughout to save us from sin. Lord, please help me to be on my guard against the lies of the enemy. Lord, please help me to hide Your Word in my heart that I might not sin against You. Please reveal my sin quickly that I might repent. Please teach my lips to speak only truth and edification. Please fill me with Your praises. I love You, Jesus. I humbly request these things in Your name. Amen.