A Liar From the Beginning
[Satan] was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. John 8:44
People who are fluent in only one language speak, think, and dream in that one language—their native language. However they choose to express themselves, their thoughts, words, and actions begin in their native tongue. They can’t not speak that way; it’s all they know.
Satan has a “native language” also (John 8:44, NIV). And that native language is lies, deceit, counterfeit—anything but the truth. Jesus said, “There is no truth in [Satan].” Since that’s all he can speak, he must have lied to the angels of heaven who followed him in rebellion against God, promising them something wonderful. As many as a third of the angels believed him and chose to trust his counterfeit promises (Revelation 12:4). Sadly, their end will be nothing like what they were promised (Matthew 25:41).
Part of maturing spiritually is learning to separate truth from lies. God is the Father of truth, Satan the father of lies. Let us learn our native language by living in the presence of God.
Lies and false reports are among Satan’s choicest weapons. J. C. Ryle
How the Devil Deceives and Why People Believe It | John 8:44