Updated: Nov 7
When we consider the inaugural sin of humanity in the Garden of Eden, the serpent's set up
began with a question:
"Did God really say. . ." (Genesis 3:1)?
It should be no surprise that "the father of lies," whose native tongue, according to Jesus, is deceit (John 8:44), would tempt Eve by bringing into question what God had clearly spoken.
Sin, in any form, is a venomous, lying assault against God's declared Truth.
If we, whether tempted by delay, fatigue, discouragement, distractions, fear, or a downright rebellious heart, start doubting God's declared words, then we—yes, even dedicated disciples who regularly read God's Word and commune with Him—will have been duped by deception, Satan's go-to and time-proven strategy in his war against God's Kingdom.
And deception is a weak foundation from which a Christian soldier, an advancer of the Kingdom of Truth, cannot do battle with the highest level of effectiveness—actually, with any level of eternal effectiveness.
Whether we live our days attentive or inattentive to the fact that we're in a battle this side of Heaven, the reality is certain: We're in a battle.
Therefore, it's imperative that when it comes to trusting in the rightness of the Word within the life moments that make up our soldier's sojourn, we willfully choose decisiveness over doubt, clarity over confusion, faith over floundering.
Because such continuous momentary decisions advance the Lord's objectives in our personal battles, and effect victory.
But, most importantly. . .our Commander in Chief is worthy of nothing less.