When taking a look at Adam and Eve and the Scripture surrounding their sin, it’s easy to see a couple of lies that they bought into. Those lies seem to have stuck and around and really affect our lives today… to the extent that we probably don’t realize we’re saying the same thing that our first parents did.
The first lie that sticks out is how satan tempted Eve:
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
Did God really say?
If you think about that question, it shouldn’t take you long to see it’s current involvement in our lives.
Did God really say to repent of our sin?
Did God really say to love our neighbor?
Did God really say ______?
This is why God gave us the Bible, so that we would know what He said. This is also why it’s important that we are careful in handling of Scripture and what He did say.
It’s interesting that when Jesus was tempted, the way He refuted those temptations was with what His Father said in Scripture. Jesus held onto the truth.
So the next time we’re tempted to ask the question or we’re tempted with the question “Did God really say…”, it’s important to remember where that question came from… the father of lies. He tried it on Adam and Eve and won, yet he tried it on Jesus and lost.