Read Genesis 3 – Consider temptation – Consider it for what it is and the one behind it, the devil himself. Subtlety is his gift. He did not approach Eve with his horns sticking out, threatening her life to sin… he simply asked, “Did God really say…,” :1.
Beloved, let’s all start to take that whisper seriously. We all know good from evil. We know what temptation is. We need to stop chatting with it! Picture those horns and threats when you hear the whisper. If you fall for it and succumb to the temptation, the same enemy who whispered will shout accusations and condemnation at you. Recognize the battle, no matter how innocently it is introduced.
Notice where Eve went wrong next. She exaggerated by adding, “or even touch it,” :3, to God’s instruction, and Adam was standing with her this whole time! Silent! (:6) Why didn’t he confront the serpent? Why didn’t he protect Eve? Men, we need you. Not only did Eve need Adam, but as a result of the fall, God has given him rule over her (and this applies to all of us forevermore too). “YOU WILL DESIRE TO CONTROL YOUR HUSBAND, BUT HE WILL RULE OVER YOU,” :16.
In verse :20 God shifts from talking to the serpent, Adam, and Eve – to atonement. Verse :21 gives us the first blood sacrifice for sin. Verse :22 shows us the triune relationship once more, as God discusses a plan to guard us from eternal damnation.
Beloved, we were made for eternity, but if we step into eternal life as sinners without atonement there is no hope. Jesus is the final blood sacrifice for sin. FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD HE GAVE HIS ONE AND ONLY SON, SO THAT EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES IN HIM WILL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE ETERNAL LIFE. John 3:16.
Beloved, you do not need to hide from God. Lay your sin at the foot of the cross and let Jesus be Lord and Savior over your life. This is for believers, but if you are reading this and have not surrendered your life to Christ… what are you waiting for?🍎🐉💔📖💖🌎🐑