“The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the LORD God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?”  “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied.  “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.'”  “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman.  “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.”
Genesis 3:1-5 NLT
Satan appears in the Garden of Eden to tempt Eve to sin. He does this by introducing doubt. He causes Eve to doubt God and her understanding of God’s Word. He also accuses God of lying, and he promises Eve a reward for her sin.
Folks, Satan works in much the same way today. He does various things to cause us to doubt ourselves, to doubt the reality of God and to doubt our understanding of the Bible. He spread lies, lies that contradict God’s Word. He also promises rewards for our sins. Satan promises that sin will make us happy, that sin will allow us to have fun, that sin will make us rich, that sin will make us popular.
Sometimes, there are rewards for sin, but they are short-lived and never worth the cost of the sin. Eve’s eyes were opened, and she did receive the knowledge of good and evil. But at what cost? All creation fell into sin because of her and Adam’s sin.
Satan will continue to tempt us throughout our lives, but we never have to give in to him. We have God on our side, and God is far more powerful than Satan.
I’ll leave you with the words of John…”the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.”