Satan’s Logic


Satan answered the Lord and said, “Does Job fear God for nothing?”Job 1:9

What happens if you rewrite the story of The Three Little Pigs from the wolf’s point of view? Teacher and author Jon Scieszka thought children would be fascinated by such a revision. He was right. His book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs quickly went through several printings and made the list of bestselling children’s books.

In the story, the wolf claims he wasn’t intent on having pork for dinner but was tricked by three selfish pigs. He was just out to borrow a cup of sugar for his grandma’s birthday cake. He was sneezing, not huffing and puffing, when the straw house just happened to collapse.

We can see through the wolf’s twisted reasoning in this children’s tale because we know the story so well. But are we as able to see through Satan’s logic? His conversation with God about Job illustrates the problem. He charged that Job had selfish motives for serving God. Satan’s strategy is often similar in our lives. He tries to convince us that evil motives are good and that good motives are evil.

Lord, we admit that we are often intrigued with Satan’s subtle reasoning, especially when it feeds our own selfish desires. Help us to see through Satan’s twisted logic and agree with Your point of view.

Lord, teach us from Your holy Word
All error to discern,
And by Your Spirit’s light help us
From Satan’s snares to turn.


Beware! Satan makes a lie sound like the truth.

By Mart DeHaan

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