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Time with God - May 25, 2010

Tuesday 25th May

Genesis 3

Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said..."...?" (v. 1)

The devil's major weapon against you is deception!

Compare what he said to Eve in Genesis with how he tempted Jesus:  "Then the devil took [Jesus] to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. ‘If you are the Son of God', he said, ‘throw yourself down. For it is written: "He will command His angels...and they will lift you up in their hands..."'. Jesus answered him, ‘It is also written, "Do not put the Lord your God to the test."' (NIV, Matthew 4:5-7

Jesus prayed to the Father for us, "Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth" (John 17:17). The truth will always point you towards God. But Jesus said about Satan, "He is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44).

Satan's strategy is to distort the truth, just like he did with Eve in the Garden of Eden, and even with Jesus in the desert. He wants to make you question God. He attacks you through your reason. God's reminding you today: fill your mind with the truth of His word if you want to be able to combat the lies of the Devil.

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