Today's Reading

Today's Reading


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.....
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