Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Modern Day Serpents (or a bad apple)

Today I read Genesis 3. You know the story, the fall of man.

A serpent tempts Eve, Eve eats the apple off the forbidden tree, and now us ladies get to read, “I will greatly increase the pains in childbearing.” Awesome.

Satan told Eve, “You will not certainly die… For God knows that when you eat from [the forbidden tree] your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil “(v. 4-5).

Wait… that sounds familiar. It sounds a lot like what I hear all the time in today’s world.

Get drunk… you wont die.. it’s fun.
Sleep around… everyone else is doing it
Wear revealing clothing… that’s what all the cool people wear
Don’t pray, go to church, read your bible… you have better things to do with your time

Genesis 3:6 says:
… the women saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye

PLEASING TO THE EYE… I don’t have enough room to write everything that might be “pleasing to the eye” in this world. There are a lot of bad apples out there. Apples that look shiny, red, juicy… but on the inside they are bitter.
Apples like:
Time “wasters” (echem… facebook)

You get the idea. There are so many things that the world has created to be pleasing to the eye, when in fact they are not pleasing at all in God’s eye.

So who are we gonna listen to?
The world, which could lead to hell
Or Jesus, who leads us to heaven

Adam and Eve lived a perfect life. All they saw, did, knew was Gods AMAZING creation.


Yet, one simple idea changed it all. The idea that they could be like God.
One bite.

Don’t be the one who takes a bite out of a bad apple. Watch out for those serpents, they are everywhere.

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