The Devil Made Me Do It

September 6th, 2010


Genesis 3:1-8

A woman, who served as an administrative assistant in a church, forged her pastor’s signature on 80 checks. When accused of stealing $73,000, the woman blamed the devil for making her do it. Contrary to what people believe or joke about, it is not the devil, but the natural depravity of the human heart that leads to sin. This depravity can be traced back to Adam and Eve as they yielded to the temptation of the serpent.

The serpent was cunning. He substituted his own lies for God’s truths. He encouraged Eve to think that there would be no fatal consequences of her actions. And instead of resisting the temptation, Eve listened. She even began to debate what God had said. Satan still uses the same tactics today, tricking people to deny and discredit God’s Word. He continues to lie to those who hide their sin. Resist temptation.

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