Whispering in your ear, the evil one says, “Experience life.”
You take that first hit thinking, “I know people have told me it’s dangerous, but I need to experience life.”
Seductive and cunning, the tempter says, “What’s it going to hurt. Now this is living!”
And down the path of destruction you go.
The wicked one calls the path to death life. The father of all lies has been doing it from the beginning. He started with, “Did God actually say…” Then he moved to, “You will be like God knowing everything…now that is really living!” And we’ve been falling for those deceptions hook, line, and sinker ever since.
When we “experience life” the way satan wants us to, we walk down the path that leads to destruction. Destruction is not truly living life. It is like walking a plank over shark infested waters and thinking, “I think I’ll go for a swim.” The jump off may feel exhilarating, but the end result leads to certain death.
The age-old lie of the evil one is designed to take away your life. John 10:10 says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” It is through Christ that we truly experience life. “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life” (John 5:24).
We all have crossroad moments. Those moments where the tempter says, “Did God actually say? Common man, experience life!”
Don’t buy the lies. Choose truth. Choose real life in Christ that you might live (Deuteronomy 30:19).
“My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live…” (Proverbs 7:1-2a).