“You mean you don’t get to eat of every tree of the garden?” asked the serpent of the woman who knew God, communed with God, and loved God (Genesis 3:1). Wouldn’t it be just like Satan to ask a question with the attempt to imply that this woman, Eve, was missing out on something in her already content life. What a distraction this would be as God’s truth concerning Eve would, in fact, be distorted into a lie that would convince her that she needed to partake of every tree.
Distorted: giving a misleading or false account or impression; misrepresented
And regardless of how astute and spiritual we claim to be, our susceptibility to such distortions can come in many forms throughout the course of a week, month, or year. Will we fall prey to every choice laid out before us? Will we go after every supposedly good thing that promises us more. What happened in the garden of Eden (Genesis 3 –READ HERE) so long ago is often repeated as many are deceived into believing the lies of Satan versus God’s truth concerning them. God had already proclaimed Eve as being “made in His image” according to Genesis 1:26. And you, lovely lady, are made in this same image.
Bad choices don’t have to continue to be the reality of our existence…
As God would redeem Eve in her sin, He has surely sought to redeem us in our own shortcomings, mistakes, distracting moments, and distorted views of God’s truth. There is hope, indeed…
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” – I John 1:9
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