Read: Genesis 3:1
This week we work our way through the Fall narrative. We discover how God’s plan became perverted through humanity’s actions. We move from not much more than a glimpse of “good news” to a recurring theme of “bad news” and how God has had to deal with us ever since.
In this passage I see the contradiction of God. The word Satan means “deceiver,” and one of the ways we are deceived is by taking a view of life opposite to revelation. Satan flatly contradicted God. “You will not die,” the devil said, even though God had said we would.
There is a great fork in the road of life. One path follows revelation. The other follows some kind of contradiction of that revelation. We are not forced by God to choose either path, but the consequences of our choice are beyond number.