Lies can lead us to ungodly beliefs. Lies also tend to cause separation.
Genesis 3:8, 24 says, “And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden… 24 So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every direction, to guard the way to the tree of life.”
Prior to their belief in the lie, Adam and Eve were in harmonious relationship with God and with one another. After they buy into the lie and sin, they hide from God. Later, in Genesis, we see the beginnings of human separation from one another and the strife, which results.
Lies can lead us to separate from friends and loved ones. Sometimes, they can cause a chasm so deep and so wide that friends and loved ones separate for a lifetime.
For example, an oldest child usually paves the way for their younger siblings. They often times experience more discipline and ground rules. As a result of these memories, they believe that their parents loved their younger brothers and sisters more than they loved them, when, in fact, their parents loved them in a very special way because they were their first-born. But because of the lie, they can be emotionally estranged from their parents.
One of the strategies of Satan is to separate and divide people from one another. During the time of temptations in the wilderness, the devil attempted to separate Jesus from His Father in heaven through lies and ungodly beliefs.
Jesus countered Satan’s attempts by using the truth of God’s Word against the lie. We should always remember that the best antidote against the lies of the enemy is the truth of God’s Word.
Are you separated from a loved one or loved ones? Is there a fracture in what should be an important relationship in your life?
If so, it could very well be that you have adopted a lie of Satan and are living as though an ungodly belief is the truth.
Go to the Word of God and prayer. Seek out Godly counsel. Ask the Lord to reveal truth to you so that you can be set free.
Something to think about…