When discerning whether an internal thought is from the Lord or not, we can use these three as measuring sticks: love, power, and soundness of mind. These are the influences our God gives to our minds and emotions.
Satan asks, “Did God really say…” In order to cause timidity, doubt, and confusion.
God, on the other hand, gives a spirit of love, power, and soundness of mind. Let’s hold fast to what is good and given from God!