Ye Shall Not Surely Die
(3) But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
(4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Genesis 3:3-4 (KJV)
In this passage of Scripture, we see that the serpent continues to work his plan. We see that in verse number three, Eve quotes the Word of God to the serpent in an attempt to rebuke the seed of doubt that the devil had already planted in Eve’s mind in verse number one.
However, the serpent did not stop at the first mention of God’s Word. As we saw in yesterday’s devotion, the serpent had already planted the seed of doubt. He simply gave the seed water and sunlight so that it would sprout into unbelief.
In verse number four, we see that the devil now makes an entirely contradictory statement to the Word of God: “Ye shall not surely die.”
The devil often uses this tactic on Christians today to get them to turn away from the true Word of God (the King James Bible) and turn to a false Bible which contradicts the Word of God (NIV, ESV, etc.) The devil’s only goal is to oppose and exalt himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped (2 Thessalonians 2:4)
May we not falter when the Devil contradicts the Word of God. May we have the utterance, the boldness, to speak the Word of God when faced with seemingly insurmountable temptation. May we put our trust in God, knowing that His Foundation standeth sure and that His Word abideth forever.