Words from the Heart for Saturday April 7th, 2018
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”
Genesis 3:1 (NIV)
Did God Really Say…
The enemy came to tempt the ones the Lord had made. He began to ask questions to cause them to doubt the word of the Lord and to doubt His goodness. The schemes of the enemy still work that way today. Do not give him any room to lie to you!
Journalist Robert MacNeil once wrote: “Unconsciously, Canadians feel that any people can live where the climate is gentle. It takes a special people to prosper where nature makes it so hard.” Alexander Graham Bell once said, “A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.” And speaking of things that well-known Canadians have said, Wayne Gretzky famously stated, “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.”
One of my favourite Bible trivia questions is,“What is the first question in the Bible?” This usually gets people scrambling for their Bibles. Do you know the answer? It is found in Genesis 3:1: “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The first question comes from the mouth of the chief of liars, Satan himself, and it was designed to put doubt into the mind of Eve about the veracity of God’s Word. Did God really say? Satan has been putting doubt into the minds of men and women about the trustworthiness of God’s Word from that time. And then he misquotes God. God never told Adam and Eve they couldn’t eat from any tree in the Garden. In fact, God told them they could eat from any tree, except one – the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Satan is such a liar and deceiver. God’s Word is completely trustworthy, so don’t allow the enemy to put doubt into your mind.
These have been words from the heart.