The Confidence Man
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.
— Genesis 3:3
Over the next few days we’ll study hindrances that keep us from becoming the healthy individuals God wants us to be.
Today we’ll learn about false confidence: where it came from, what it looks like, and how to believe the truth about who we really are — free in Jesus.
To understand how confidence in ourselves can be a hindrance, we must first look at what happened long ago in a little garden known as Eden. The serpent tricked Eve into believing that God couldn’t be trusted. His lie went like this: “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” (Genesis 3:1).
We’re not exactly faced with a forbidden tree today, but if we’re ...
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