Moments With Marti

I love sharing what God has done in my life and the lessons that I have learned from each experience whether good or bad. There are many lessons that I have and am still learning. It's only been by His Grace that I can sit here today and without a doubt know that I am forever secure in His Love.
This blog is simply an avenue for me to share my heart felt thoughts from scripture as well as from my every day moments…My prayer is that there will be a small nugget of hope and encouragement that you can apply to your life as well.
Living By Grace,
Marti
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 08:31 AM

My reading this morning took me to Genesis Chapter Three. How many times in my 70 years have I heard and read this account? Yet, every time that I do, I learn something new. 

Verse 6 (ESV) reads in this way:
So, when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took and she ate....

Now then, we all know this true story, but have we ever really connected the dots?
This is what has jumped out at me today. (not that I didn't already know this, but today it appeared different)
There are three things that caused Eve to sin..But the very first thing she did is found in VS 1-5 where she carries on a conversation with the serpent and she "listens" to his lies,
Because she listened, then she saw, she recognized that it was a delight, and then she desired what it could do for her.

When I replace the word tree with the word sin, it really makes an impact on just what is going on here...


Sin is sin and there is no getting around it. Regardless of how much we reason, there will be consequences. In this case the consequence was immediate...not only that but those same consequences have continued throughout all generations...

Praise God our story doesn't end there. God sent His Son, Jesus Christ to take the consequences of our sin upon Himself... Because of His death, burial and resurrection, we now have the opportunity to choose Eternity with God or Eternal separation...
The choice is yours.....

 **To read about God's Plan click HERE

 

 


No comments yet.
(*) Required fields
Copyright ©2017 Living By Grace, All Rights Reserved.
2039