Like Eve and Adam in the garden, we’re given a choice: Should we believe what God tells us, or should we believe the enemy of our souls? Eve fell for the lies, Adam went along with it … and all manner of evil followed.
Nothing has changed. The enemy’s deceptive tactics are still diverting people from the truth and they are still the root of all evil.
God wants to know one thing: Who do you believe?
Given a clear choice, going with God would be a no-brainer. Would you rather be healthy, happy, and loved … or would you prefer sickness, misery, and hate? The choice isn’t that clear, though. Just as the enemy led Eve and Adam astray with his lies, we still get caught in the trap. We still believe the lies.
You don’t need to look too far for examples. Drug addicts, thieves, and rapists all illustrate the principle clearly — but the real value of good versus evil research comes when you shine the light on yourself.
Where are you falling for the lie? When are you doing things you know you shouldn’t do? How are you allowing evil to choke out the good in your own life?
Don’t tell me. It’s none of my business. But it is critical that you admit the truth of your situation to yourself and to your Creator. A close look will show you where you’ve strayed and how far off course you are.
And that should bring up a critical question: What can I do about it?
God’s Answer to Your Dilemma
If you choose to continue believing the lies and falling for evil, no further action is needed. Eat, drink, and be merry … for tomorrow you may die (1 Corinthians 15:32).
On the other hand, if you believe God and want to defeat evil … here’s some really good news: God provided a way for that to happen.
The solution to your dilemma is not to scrub yourself clean, not to pay your own debt, and not to prove how righteous you are. None of that is possible.
There’s only one way back to God. He provided the solution. And chances are high that you know exactly what that plan is: Jesus.
You have two choices: Will you believe the lies or will you believe God?