Genesis 4:6-16 In the story of Cain, we see the development of sin. Jealousy leads to anger, and anger leads to murder. In this story, we see ourselves in the ‘mirror’ of God’s Word. Here, God emphasizes our exceeding sinfulness – ‘The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately corrupt’ (Jeremiah 17:9). Our sinfulness […]Read More “There’s a way back to God from the dark paths of sin.”
In Genesis 3:1, we read of ‘the serpent’. We read of him again in Revelation 12:9 – ‘that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan’. He is a powerful enemy. He ‘leads the whole world astray’. He is a determined enemy. ‘Day and night’, he is busy, accusing God’s children. He is a defeated enemy. […]Read More Satan is our enemy. He is powerful, determined – and defeated!
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). As we consider the war which is going on in our lives – between God and Satan, we will see that this is the greatest war of all. The most cruel war ever fought by men is child’s play compared […]Read More The Christian In Complete Armour
Matthew 4:12-17 Having overcome His enemy, Jesus begins His ministry. Satan will be back – Luke ends his account of Jesus’ temptations with these ominous words, ‘When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left until an opportune time’ (Matthew 4:12). Satan will try again, but – for now – he has failed to […]Read More The light is shining brightly – “the Kingdom of heaven is near” (Matthew 4:17).
Genesis 3:1-5 We have read about the beginning of creation (1:1). Now we come to the beginning of sin. In these verses, we have temptation. Note that temptation is not sin. It only becomes sin when we do what the tempter suggests (6). Temptation comes from ‘that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan’ (Revelation […]Read More Where are you? God is looking for us – to bring us back to Himself.