So far in this short series of blog posts we have been looking at how to handle the attacks of the enemy of our souls.
In today’s installment, I would like to look at the way Satan gets us into trouble. In all began in the Garden:
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” (Genesis 3:1, NKJV)
Notice how he attacks Eve. Not with force… not with violence… but with doubt. The first thing Satan does is to draw your focus away from God. If he can get you doubting the Lord and relying on your own finite understanding then he knows you are only a few steps away from disaster.
Next time we will dive in a bit more into Genesis 3, but until then please accept this challenge:
Ask the Lord to examine your heart and see where you doubt Him. If something is revealed, confess your lack of trust as sin to God.
It is not easy, but it is worth it.