Satan Presents The Bait and Hides The Hook
"Satan's first device to draw the soul into sin is, to present the bait-and hide the hook; to present the golden cup-and hide the poison; to present the sweet, the pleasure, and the profit that may flow in upon the soul by yielding to sin-and to hide from the soul the wrath and misery that will certainty follow the committing of sin. By this device he deceived our first parents, "But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:4-5) Your eyes shall be opened, and you shall be as gods! Here is the bait, the sweet, the pleasure, the profit. Oh- but he hides the hook-the shame, the wrath, and the loss that would certainty follow!"