I have just started Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and by the end of the first chapter have already read a quote that has me going down a rabbit trail.
Satan deceived Eve by causing her to make her decision based on what she could see and on what her emotions and her reason told her to be right, even when it was contrary to what God had already told the couple:
"When the woman saw the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom , she took some and ate it." Genesis 3:6Eve took a bite. But instead of the promised rewards, she found herself with a mouth full of worms--shame, guilt, fear, and alienation. She had been lied to--she had been deceived. As Puritan pastor Thomas Brooks put it,
The quote by Thomas Brooks really caught my eye and I found it came from the book, Smooth Stones Taken from an Ancient Brook, which is a compilation of quotes put together by C.H. Spurgeon. I have been browsing through this book and it has really piqued my curiosity in his actual writings. Oh, if only I had the time to read where all my rabbit trails take me!Satan promises the best, but pays the worst; he promises honor, and pays with disgrace; he promises pleasure, and pays with pain; he promises profit, and pays with loss; he promises life and pays with death. (p. 31)