Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:1
“Yeah, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”
Satan approaches us in a very subtle, tempting manner.
Doubt is Satan’s ultimate weapon for preventing an intimate relationship between you and the Lord. If the devil can make you doubt your secure position in Him, you will become unstable in your relationship with Jesus Christ. You will doubt your salvation, you will doubt God’s love for you, and you will doubt your ability to serve Him.
In the Garden of Eden, Satan used this weapon against Eve. The fall of man began with a simple seed of doubt as Satan said to Eve, in Genesis 3:1, “Yeah, hath God said, ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” At that very moment Satan stepped in and adulterated the “courtship” between God and Eve. He planted the seed of doubt.
Eve’s desires were shifted from God’s truths to Satan’s lies. Satan approached Eve in a very subtle, tempting manner—and Eve fell prey to his tactics. What does the word subtle mean to you?
Look up the definition of “subtle” in a simple dictionary and jounal any differences in your definition and its true meaning.
Eve’s desires were shifted from God’s truths to Satan’s lies.
What did you just learn about the subtlety of Satan? What seed of doubt has he (in times past) planted within you? Refuse to let Satan shift your desires from godliness. Deal with your doubts by taking them to God. When you give it to God, Satan has to flee. James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Taken from Dr. Brenda Robinson's "A New Desire Workbook" Day 2: Dealing with Doubt
- Posted by: Dr. Brenda Robinson