The Kitchen Table Devotions: The Game of Life Day 45
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
Keep sacred what is sacred! God’s word is sacred and if we keep it sacred it will keep us secure, satisfied, and successful in life. By His word God created the universe and with our words we walk through it. Our words need to be His words. Satan, the serpent, knew the secret to life was the sacredness of God’s word to man. So, here he comes, tempting Eve and Adam to place their wants over God’s word. Satan knew that where there is authority there is agreement; he had to or why would he use this temptation? The truth is that where there is agreement, there is authority.
It’s that moment when we replace God’s word with our want that we fall into trouble and sin. That’s when we begin to live in regret and shame. God’s word brings love, light, and life. Paul writes, “For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. (1 Thessalonians 2:13) The Bible says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; 17 so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17) Don’t just believe in God, believe God and we do that by keeping His word sacred.