And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
• To mislead or deceive somebody.
• To rob somebody of something, or cheat somebody out of something.
Eve was stripped of life by a mean crafty serpent. He cheated her through deception. Jesus has thus warned us to guard ourselves against deception. The enemy comes to mislead or give the wrong impression about something. He lures through lust and attracts through curiosity.
God sent the Holy Spirit to us to guide us in all truth; He will never mislead or deceive us. God told Adam the truth about what to eat and what not to eat. The Father was guiding them in truth, He was not trying to lure or deceive them. The word of God is safe we can trust God and His word.
There are many serpents slithering seeking to beguile innocent souls. Stay with what the Word of God is and has spoken to you. “ … It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4).
It is the word that God speaks that we are to live by, not the words of crafty serpents. So be sober and vigilant, keep the standard of the word of God before your eyes being loyal to hear and do it. When we esteem and honor God’s word above any other word it will keep us from being beguiled.