God has created the world in seven glorious days.
Adam and Eve live in Paradise.
The devil shows up with a single question:
“Did God really say…?”
Insecurity makes it debut.
Eve responds, then reconsiders. “The woman was convinced.” (Genesis 3:6)
Everything changes forever.
I find it interesting that the enemy didn’t blatantly tempt Eve.
He didn’t ask, “So, how about we head off to Las Vegas and run wild?”
It’s much more subtle.
And his question is hauntingly familiar. I’ve heard other versions…
“Did God really say you have what it takes?”
“Did God really say you’re loved?”
“Did God really say who you are is okay?”
And, like Eve, I often respond, reconsider, become convinced.
What if Eve had said, “Yep, God sure did say that and I’m not listening to another word. Hit the road, buster.”?
What if we said that?
“Yes, God really did say I can do all thing through Christ.” (Philippians 4:13).
“Yes, God really did say He loves me with an everlasting love.” (Jeremiah 31:3)
“Yes, God really did say I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:14).
Everything could change forever.
* When I planned this series, I didn’t know about Beth Moore’s new book, So Long, Insecurity, You’ve Been A Bad Friend to Us. Everything she does is excellent and I highly recommend it as well as her blog!
TODAY’S QUESTION: Finish this sentence with truth our hearts need today. “Yes, God really did say…”
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