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THE FIRST DECEIVER

DECEMBER 10, Genesis 3:1-6

Satan was a fallen angel who took the form of a serpent to deceive Eve. Making sure that she was alone, he tried to entice Eve into eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. His method was to make Eve doubt God’s Word and then to tell Eve a blatant lie (“Ye shall not surely die”).

 

True enough, Eve fell into temptation! She ate the fruit that God had forbidden Adam and Eve to eat. Satan was the deceiver. He entraps men and women as well as children by various ways. One most popular and powerful lie is that if they have money, they will have a happy life. There is nothing wrong with money on its own. But the love of money is a sin.

 

Satan does not reveal to us that the love of money creates greed, dishonesty, selfishness, lies and can even lead to murder. Beware of Satan the deceiver who continues to lie to people today.

 

Fill in the blanks to complete these scenarios where Satan is at work deceiving us to believe they are the right thing to do.

  1. If I give away my money to missions, I will have _______ money left.

  2. If my brother makes me angry, I will ________ him till he cries.

  3. If I take the money from the drawer, _______ will not know.

  4. If I lie about passing my exam, I will not be _______ for lying.

  5. No one will know if I _______ my friend’s homework.

    (Clues: punished, copy, no, bully, nobody, some, Mummy.)

 

Thought: Beware of the lies and tricks of Satan.

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father help me not to be deceived by Satan. In Jesus’ name, amen.