Ecclesiastes Study/ Holiness

The Lie We All Believe

We all believe this lie that satan uses. It's his most commonly used lie and it is still ruining lives today. Do you believe it?

It feels good. It makes me happy. There’s nothing wrong with it. I can handle it. Doesn’t God want me to be happy?

I’ve heard so many of these of these excuses from people who’ve given in to the lies of the devil. It’s sad really. It’s sad how many Christians throw in the towel of their faith for the temporary pleasures of this world. So many of the unsaved won’t give the Lord a second thought because their lifestyle makes them feel good.

Yet the pleasure of sin only lasts for a season. Yet so many people believe the lie that satan loves to use the most. Enjoy your sin and you will a long, happy life living for yourself.

Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; Hebrews 11:25  

Season is defined as an indefinite period of time. Indefinite means we don’t know how long it will take place for. It could be a week or it could be years. That’s is exactly how satan uses this lie to appeal to us.

It feels good in the moment, surely it will feel good for the rest of our lives. Satan doesn’t warn you how your sin will destroy  your family, your friends and those looking up to you. Satan doesn’t you that you’ll die of lung cancer when you first try smoking. Satan doesn’t tell you that you will destroy your marriage and children with a divorce when you start flirting with another man.

Satan doesn’t tell us the truth. When we believe his lie, we begin to enjoy our sin.

Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged Ecclesiastes 8:12a  

From the outside it looks like their life is fun, put together. Others look on in confusion. Where is the judgement? We have to remember that we are only looking in from the outside. We don’t get to see their brokenness and real life until everything begins to fall apart.

We have to vigilant against the tricks that the devil uses. We have to remember that while it may look harmless, that things will certainly fall apart.

But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow; because he feareth not before God. Ecclesiastes 8:13  (emphasis added)

We all believe this lie that satan uses. It's his most commonly used lie and it is still ruining lives today. Do you believe it?

None of us are above believing this lie that satan loves to use. We are all prone to wander. We have to keep that perspective in the forefront of our minds. We are all broken and when we remember that on a daily basis we can stay at Jesus’ feet.

 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. 1 Corinthians 10:12

We all believe it at some point. Because satan is sly like that. He’s always lurking and therefore, we have to arm ourselves (Ephesians 6:10-18).

We have to study the Bible, persevere in prayer, seek God every day. We have to humbly search our heart on a continual basis.

When people in your life fall into sin just wait for the pleasures of that sin to die off. It won’t be pretty as they try to pick up the broken pieces. Often times, they move on to a new sin to find that happiness they are desperately trying to find. When you’re tempted with your own sin, remember those examples in your own life that you’ve witnessed.

Ecclesiastes warns us in these verses that this is a lie and how we can have a prolonged life. It’s time to start focus on fearing the Lord!

yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him: Ecclesiastes 8:12b

Through God’s strength, say no to the temptation and don’t believe satan’s lie.


Your turn! Do believe satan’s lies more often than you’d like? How to arm yourself against falling prey to believing his lies? Let’s talk in the comments below!

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    Alison [Life of Scoop]
    May 3, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Amen! This is so true. Satan is subtle in his attempts to steal our hearts sometimes – so subtle that we can completely overlook his schemes. It’s scary when you think about it! I believe grounding ourselves in solid truth is the only way to stand firm against the traps of Satan.
    Thanks for sharing this, Ana! 🙂

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    Lisa notes
    May 4, 2016 at 9:28 am

    May we all take your words today and remember to find our joy in the Lord instead of in our sin. We do all crave happiness for a reason–God put the desire in us to seek him for it. Thanks for sharing, Anastasia.

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      Anastasia Safee
      May 4, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Yes, that is exactly it! Our happiness is in Him alone. Everything else is just extra!

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    May 4, 2016 at 10:40 am

    This is the huge lie that takes believers down… “But I feel….” One of the main reasons God gave us His written Word is so that we can counter our wayward feelings with objective, black & white truth. Anytime we let emotions override clear teaching of scripture, we are off track and headed for disaster. Thanks for this great reminder!

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    May 4, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    what Lisa said above…wow could not have said any better. I know that I struggle with wanting to belong to something or a group of people and make it my god. I know that it is wrong but at the moment, it is nice to feel like I am apart of something. But He has given that desire to me to draw near to Him instead. It is crazy how Satan can twist things so much. visiting from #tellhisstory #6

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      Anastasia Safee
      May 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      I agree, Satan is the mastermind at twisting and turning things around to deceive us. I think we all want to belong, but we need to find our worth in Christ before we ever will.

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    Crystal Hall
    May 5, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Arming ourselves with the word of God helps to defeat Satan and his lies. I’ve found that memorizing bible verses has helped me, but I still fall into his traps every now and then. Thankful though for the strength and love of our Father who helps me out.

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    May 6, 2016 at 6:03 am

    This is so true. Funny that I stumbled upon this today. I had just started a reading plan on youversion titled “living in the light: money, sex and power”. This was basically the message for day one.

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    May 6, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Great post, and really transparent. You are right the devil. He is so clever that he knows how to try to lead us astray. But we cannot believe the lie.

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    Sarah Donegan
    May 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    He certainly is tricky and tells us what we want to hear. Thankful for people like you who tell us what we need to hear!

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