“Who Are You Going To Believe—God Or The Devil?”

Who Are You Going To Believe—God Or The Devil?

David Sproule

The devil lies!  You know that, right?  You cannot believe or trust anything that the devil would have you to believe or trust!  What he tries to convince you to do is completely contrary to whatever God wants you to do.  Would you like some evidence?

In Genesis 2:17, God said, “…of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”  Then twelve verses later, the devil boldly proclaimed, “You will not surely die” (3:4).  God said, “You shall surely die” and the devil said, “You shall not surely die.”  Who are you going to believe?

In Matthew 3:17, God announced from heaven (for the benefit of the witnesses and Jesus Himself), “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”  A voice boomed from heaven and declared, “THIS IS MY SON!”  That’s not hard to understand.  Who could miss it?  Three verses later, the devil said to Jesus, “If You are the Son of God…” (Matt. 4:3).  What do you mean “IF”?  God just declared it to be so!  Who are you going to believe?

Do you see?  The devil lies!  He always lies!  Truly the devil “does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.  When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44).  You cannot trust him, and yet how often do we fall for his lies?

God said that there are only two genders, which are permanently identifiable and distinguishable from birth—“male and female” (Gen. 1:27; 5:2; Matt. 19:4).  But the devil says, “Don’t be so naïve and closed-minded!  Be respectful of how someone feels and let them be true to themselves!”  Who are you going to believe?

God said that marriage is only between one man and one woman (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:4-6; 1 Cor. 7:2).  But the devil says, “Don’t be such a prude!  Marriage is for those who love one another, regardless of whether they are the same or different genders!”  Who are you going to believe?

God said that sex before marriage (i.e., fornication) or outside marriage (i.e., adultery) is sin (Heb. 13:4).  But the devil says, “What’s the big deal?  Don’t be so old-fashioned.  There is nothing wrong with it!”  Who are you going to believe?

God said that there is an eternal heaven for those who obey Him and an eternal hell for those who reject His will (Matt. 7:21-23; 25:46).  But the devil says, “Who cares about heaven and hell?  Nobody’s ever seen them!  Just live the way that makes you happy!”  Who are you going to believe?

God is truth!  The devil is a liar!  Who will you follow?