But it is written

Genesis 3:4 “You will not surely die” the serpent said to the woman.

As I was reading these words this morning, the realization of how much the ways of the serpent has worked it way into the culture of man is amazing. Here in Genesis chapter three we see the beginning of the way of the wicked, sinners, and mockers unfold. The first step is to deny and question the Word of the Lord. As a believer today the Bible and the truth it embraces is being totally denied by our society. And yet even the wicked, sinners, and mockers fight among themselves. The serpent made the fruit look good for food and was pleasing to the eyes. So too does the wicked try to make their claims to follow them look to us.

So how do we know truth? First, we must hide God’s Word in our heart. Second, we must meditate on it day and night. Third, we must not walk, stand, or sit with the wicked, sinners, or mockers. This is not an easy task for today’s believers. We were given the illustration as a guide on how to address issues like the one that Eve and then Adam faced in the garden. We are confronted daily to express our opinions on multiple topics in which we truly give the answer “but it is written”. This is how Jesus answered Satan in the wilderness during his temptations in Matthew chapter four. So, remember use the Word of God as your answer and lean not on your own reasoning. It might look good and be pleasing to the eyes, heart and mind, but is it right from the sight of God’s Word.

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