Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” Gen 3:1
Both Adam and Eve had it clearly stated from God himself what they could do and what they could not do. It was the serpent who engaged Eve in a conversation that made her first experience doubt. She then begin to rationalize her own desires about the look, taste and effect of the forbidden fruit and ultimately fell into sin. How could such a thing have happened?
Beloved, as Christians, it is absolutely critical that we be firmly convinced of who God is, who we are in Him and what He has commanded. To be anything less makes us vulnerable to both the surreptitious attacks of the Enemy as well as our own internal weaknesses. The Hebrew writer has espoused that, "without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him," Heb 11:6. God has given us His word and His commands are crystal clear. No one should be able to introduce doubt into our minds about His essentials. We must be steadfast, unmovable and always abounding in the work of the Lord. To allow doubt about what He has told us is to introduce tragedy.