Tag Archive | the great deceiver

Job 21: 14-15 ” Yet they say to God, ‘Leave us alone! We have no desire to know Your ways. Who is the Almighty, that we should serve Him? What would we gain by praying to Him?’ “

So why is it that the world is not attracted to the things of God?  Instead of being drawn to Him, they’d rather say, “Go away!”  The answer can be found in Jeremiah 9:6 where it says, “You live in the midst of deception; in their deceit they refuse to acknowledge Me, declares the Lord.”  Our carnal nature tells us we are independent self-made people who don’t need anybody’s help.  Couple that with all the world’s misleading and deceptive ideas and it’s no wonder we would have no desire to worship God.  Deception tells me I’m the center of the universe…the Truth bears witness that I’m not…and I don’t want to admit that.

Genesis 3:1 ” Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, ‘Did God really say, you must not eat from any tree in the garden?’ “

From the very beginning,  Satan has been planting seeds of doubt, distorting and twisting the truth, and appealing to the base human carnal nature.  For it tells us in Revelation 12:9 that he is the ancient serpent who leads the whole world astray. And Satan doesn’t need to change his game plan either,  for it’s been working effectively for thousands of years.  Anytime he can get us to doubt God’s Word, hesitate when God puts a call on our life, or question the Lord’s plan and purpose for us…Satan has won for the time being.