What is the difference between a truism and a lie? Truth corresponds to reality and lies do not!
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.”
Satan whispers to us, “Indeed, has God said, You shall not eat from any tree of the garden?” And “You surely will not die!”
A lie always begins with the questioning of truth. The truth of God’s Word is reality.
How do I know this for sure? I have read, studied and applied the Bible for almost forty years and have a first hand knowledge of its life-transforming power. I have delved into the history of the Bible. I am not a scholar, just one woman in a sea of people who has been given the faith to believe.
Where did lies come in? If God is good, why does He allow lies? Isn’t this the age old question? It boils down to the freedom to choose and a loving Creator who designed us with that ability. Choose the truth of Jesus or succumb to the lies of Satan.
Satan is described by Jesus this way:
44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44
Today’s Engagement with Truth:
In my previous blog, I gave you a short assignment for engaging with truth. You may want to start an “Engagement with Truth Journal” to record what you learn from these brief encounters with the Word of God.
1-Read Genesis 3 (where we first see deception and lies)
2-Color every reference to the woman PINK
-Color every reference to the man BLUE
3-Mark every reference to the serpent with a red pitchfork
You can print a copy of Genesis 3 HERE for this assignment.
4-Watch the interaction between the woman, man and the serpent very closely
5-Make a detailed list of what you learn about the serpent in your notebook from John 8:44 and Genesis 3.
(As you do this, use words right from the text, don’t paraphrase)
Share some of your findings with me here in the comment section. One of the best methods of learning is to repeat what you learn and discuss it. I would love to “engage” in the discussion with you.
After you complete the lesson above, let me take you a little deeper in my new Podcast which will air tomorrow…Engagement with Truth. I will post it here on the blog.
One last thing…ask yourself the question, Am I listening to the truth of the Bible, or the lies of the evil one? If you have chosen a lie, stop in your tracks and turn back to truth. It is a matter of life and death!