Thursday, September 9
Genesis 3:1-19 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God actually say, 'You shall not eat of any tree in the garden'?"...
think about it.
How would you define sin based on this passage? What is the fallout of sin that you live with today? How does seeing Satan's tactics prepare you for your next temptation?
Eve's (and Adam's) actions show us much here in Genesis 3:1-19. They give us good insight about some of the processes we go through when we face temptation. As I read, I jotted down a number of things I noticed about how Eve responded to the temptation Satan put before her. One of the first things I noted was how she immediately rationalized that it was ok to do what God had explicitly forbidden. Have you ever done that? Cause I sure have and I can tell you first hand it's not too hard to go there.
So what did you notice about the ways Eve (and Adam) responded? How can we draw on their example to help us do a better job dealing with temptation? Tami W.
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