Job 20:12-14 “They enjoyed the sweet taste of wickedness, letting it melt under their tongue. They savored it, holding it long in their mouths. But suddenly, the food in their bellies turns sour, a poison in their stomach.
Satan presents a golden cup but hides the poison inside.
You shall not surely die, but instead, you will become like God, wiser than you are now. Your eyes will be opened. These ideas were spoken to Adam and Eve in the paradise of Eden. Satan hid the consequences of their actions. Adam and Eve saw the tree looked good, and the fruit looked delicious. Surely just tasting the fruit would do no harm. How much our eyes are close to the tempter’s use. Adam and Eve traded their paradise for a bite of fruit!
Do you know God’s laws?
Do you know what is right and wrong? You might say no one ever told me how to act. God, in His mercy, did you a favor. He placed in everyone a conscience that tells us right from wrong.
Romans 2:14-15 Even Gentiles, who do not have God’s written law, show that they know his law when they instinctively obey it, even without having heard it. They demonstrate that God’s law is written in their hearts, for their own conscience and thoughts either accuse them or tell them they are doing right.
Some Remedies against Satan’s devices.
- Keep a great distance from sin. Romans 12:9 Hate what is evil, cling to what is good.
- Know that sin is bittersweet. All sin has pleasure for a season. But know, it will not last. Consider the consequences others have gone through. You will also suffer.
- Know that sin will birth your soul’s greatest loss of joy and peace.
- Consider sin is very deceitful, fascinating, and alluring. Sin always says, “Did God say…” or promises, “surely you will not suffer.”
Keep your eyes on God’s word.
Keep your heart and soul tuned to God. Forgive others. Consider what attracts your eyes. Satan loves to show you the bait and hides the painful hook. Some of the information in this blog came from the Puritan Book “Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices” by Thomas Brooks.