Verse: Genesis 3:4-5 “Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Deception is used by the enemy to tempt and confuse us. The inhabitants of Eden did not know what sin is. They lived in peace with God, but the enemy twisted the truth to make the lie feel truthful. Disobedience caused by deception. Lies, deceptions and falsehood infiltrate our lives and minds on a daily basis. Therefore it is repeated numerous times in the Bible to renew your mind to Christ-like thinking. While on earth, we will never be immune to deceptions, but we can choose to triumph over them by living close to God. Reading His Word and obeying Him. Obedience triumphs over deception. Truth triumphs over lies.
Spiritual Growth: Identify the areas in your life where you are deceived and lied to. Pray to God and give them to Him. The Truth will set you free.