“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” (Thomas Sowell)
The God of the Bible revealed in the Bible the truth that would help people, Satan wanted to help himself therefore he revealed to Eve what she wanted hear, and here is the conversation.
Gen3.1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. It was what Eve and then Adam wanted to hear, so they ate.
Satan was not trying to help Adam and Eve. He was trying to gain control over earth through their sin. Remember this the next time someone is telling you what you want to hear.
“When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.”
Published on Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 4:48 AM CDT