Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the Garden’?” Genesis 3:1 HCSB
The dictionary defines “cunning” as having or showing skill in achieving one’s ends by deceit or evasion. I have heard of people who have sold bonds and retirement accounts using deceptive information and promising great return on investments. The reality is that these people actually have stolen money from the investors while providing information that made it appear their investments were doing very well.
Satan disguised himself as a shrewd serpent. The devil is the master of lies and deception. He constantly makes something look better than it really is. Satan is only concerned with steering people away from God. He cared nothing about Adam or Eve and hid the consequences of their actions from them.
Challenge: Satan is still alive and well and looking for others he can deceive and turn away from God. The master of lies and deception will try to tempt you. Stay close to God and seek His wisdom and direction in every situation.