Satan Tells Lies

You need to know this: Satan tells lies. He lies to you. He lies about you. And maybe most destructively, he lies within you. 

These lies are from his very nature. Jesus said there was, “no truth in him,” and that he lied, “from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (Jn. 8:44).

Thus Satan lies to us as he lied to Adam and Eve, saying that we won’t die from sin (Gen. 3:4). He lied to Jesus offering Him all the kingdoms of the world and saying that God’s promise of protection meant He could be foolhardy and presumptuous. (Ref. Matt. 4:5-11)

Satan also lies about us. He lied about Job right to the face of God and does so constantly about so many of God’s people that he is called “the accuser of God’s people” (Rev. 12:10).

Satan also lies within us. That voice inside our head that tells us that God doesn’t love us and won’t forgive us, or hasn’t blessed us enough or treated us fairly; is really his lies told in our own voice. 

But Jesus is true and the truth, the way of true life (Jn. 14:6). He tells us the truth even when it difficult and sobering to guide us to that knowledge and freedom that comes only in the truth (Jn. 8:32). Truly, “Grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ” (1 Tim. 2:4).