Q: I've heard the Bible says somewhere that the devil is a liar, and I'm sure it's true. But what is his biggest lie? Maybe your answer would help me to be on guard against it. -- L.W.
A: You're probably thinking of Jesus' comment, pointing out that lying is part of the devil's character (just as truth is part of God's character). He said, "When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44).
What is his greatest lie? It's that we should believe him instead of God. In the Garden of Eden, he persuaded Adam and Eve to believe him instead of God -- and it led to their deaths. In the wilderness, he tried to deceive Jesus into following him instead of God (although he failed). In the last days, the Bible says, Satan's followers will end up being deceived -- and deceiving others (see 2 Timothy 3:13).
Only God can save us, and He made this possible by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, into the world to give His life for us. Make sure of your commitment to Him -- and then let the truth of His Word, the Bible, guide your steps every day.
(Send your queries to "My Answer," c/o Billy Graham, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; call 1-(877) 2-GRAHAM, or visit the Web site for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association: http://www.billygraham.org.)