Devotions for January 9, 2017

GENESIS 3:5-7

5 “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” 6 The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. 7 At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.

A NEW MOMENTUM

This moment is clearly the beginning of new momentum for Adam and Eve. There is a new force now in operation. Eve has chosen to trust her eyes, over God’s eyes. This idea of trusting oneself more than trusting God has been increasing in velocity for thousands and thousands of years and brings us to where we are today.

PERSONAL REFLECTION

Q: What was the first thing that Eve felt after eating the fruit? Was this what she was promised by the serpent?

Q: Do you trust your own voice, or the voices of people, over the voice of God?

Q: Think about the times that you have followed God’s way, instead of the easy, or popular way. How does your example speak to others who are facing similar circumstances?

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