Sermon: Did God Actually Say…? (Genesis 3:1–7)
Satan’s strategy for luring us into sin is fairly consistent. In one way or another, Satan attempts to drive a wedge between us and God, and he does this by driving a wedge between us and God’s word. Satan first leads us to doubt whether God’s word is good, and then whether God’s word is true, and then finally whether God’s word is even relevant. This is the strategy Satan used to lure Adam and Eve into sin, and it is the strategy he still employs to this day. Our success in standing firm against Satan’s schemes depends on our ability, by the grace of God, to recognize and oppose these schemes by pleading and trusting in the power of God’s word.