The four and final stage in Satan’s process is death. James says, When sin is accomplished, it brings forth death”(James 1:5 ).
Sin certainly brings spiritual Death. That is one of the fundamental truths we learn from the sin of Adam and Eve. Sin can also produce physical death. We have already mentioned several examples of that. Satan brings nothing but death and destruction, but God is the source of every perfect gift”(James 1:17).
So James says, do not be deceived, my beloved brethren” (v.16 ). When Satan deceives and leads us into sin, he causes us to miss the goodness of God. Don’t ever think you have it better with Satan than you do with God. Jesus is our perfect example here.
When confronted by Satan’s temptations in the wilderness, Jesus did not say, Let me think about it and I’ll get back to you later. He said, it is written. He dealt with the temptation on the spot, right in Satan’s face. He didn’t meditate upon the wrong desires satan suggested and allow them to conceive disobedience.
Satan wants us to roll his ideas over in our minds, to play with them until we start feeling better about them. But that’s a process that will lead to death if we follow it. So let us follow Christ and live, not to be tricked and played with, by Satan, causing us to disobey God, resulting in death.