Did God Really Say?
Did God Really Say
Today's devotion is based on 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'?"
Did God really say you shouldn't indulge in this behavior? Did God really say you shouldn't live your life the way you want? Did God really say you shouldn't do whatever makes you feel good? After all, wouldn't God want you to be happy?
Satan has succeeded with that line of reasoning for centuries. It is a tried and true approach to leading people into sin. It worked on Eve in the Garden of Eden and has worked on humanity ever since. It works on us too. There is only one way it will end; hint, it doesn't end well.
Thankfully Jesus did not believe the devil's lie. He did not pursue his desires but instead pursued what was best for the rest of us. He came to save us, which meant doing what no one else could. It meant living a perfect life in our place and dying so we could be saved now and forever. Because of Jesus, God says that through faith in Jesus, we will have eternal life. It will end well for all who believe in Jesus as their Savior..
Please pray with me, Dear Lord Jesus; thank you for your selfless work on my behalf. As your forgiven child, help me live for others, not myself. Amen.
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