Bible Questions (1)

Today we will begin a series about questions that we find in the Bible. The first question we will discuss is a sad question. Why? Because this question was asked by the devil when he tempted Eve to disobey God.

The devil was in the form of a snake in the garden of Eden. God had told Adam and Eve that they were not to eat from the tree that gave knowledge about good and evil. The punishment for eating from this tree was death. We find the devil’s question in Genesis 3:1. “The snake was the most clever of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. The snake spoke to the woman and said, ‘Woman, did God really tell you that you must not eat from any tree in the garden?’”

Notice that this verse says that the devil was very clever! He did not ask that question because he wanted to know the truth. He wanted Eve to doubt what God had said. The devil told Eve that she would not die. That was a lie! Eve believed the devil’s lie. She and Adam disobeyed God and ate from the tree.

The devil is still very clever today. He tempts us and tries to get us to disobey God. We need to be careful and watch for the devil’s temptations. Praying to God and knowing His Word will help us stand strong against the devil.