Pocket Sized Thoughts – Temptation – Part 4

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food … pleasant to the eyes and … to make one wise … “ (Genesis 3:6)

The serpent in the garden was both cunning and clever. The Hebrew word for snake is ‘nachash.’ It means the ‘shining one’, but can imply ‘to hiss’, or ‘to whisper’ and ‘deceive.’ By getting Eve alone, the whispers of Satan’s suggestions grew ever louder in her mind. It was then that she submitted to these three primary forces of the world:- the lust of the flesh – she saw that the tree was good for food; the lust of the eyes – the tree was pleasant to look at ; the pride of life – to eat of that tree would make her wise and superior. She ate the forbidden fruit and sin entered her life. The result was tragic, far reaching and devastating. Through her rebellion, she (and Adam who deliberately ate) lost the life of God. She and Adam had chosen the things of the world in preference to the love of God. People make the same choices today with the same destructive effect. The tragedy is made worse that there is no human ability to remedy this terrible situation. It took God in the form of man to reverse it and sort it all out.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you, that through You I do not need to fail as Adam and Eve did, but through Your Son, I can go a better way.”