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Genesis 3:1-7 (26.02.20)

Genesis 3:1-7 NIV
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’? ” [2] The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, [3] but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ” [4] “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. [5] “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” [6] When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. [7] Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

They were supposed to rule over the animals, and yet Adam and Eve allowed the serpent to rule over them, rather than seeking to bring it back into order. Often we are tempted to do the same thing, to forget that we are the children of God and give up our life and status, distracted by something else. As Adam and Eve found, however, the grass isn’t greener on the other side…

Father, help us by your Spirit to fix our eyes on Jesus and not lose sight of the wonderful life and position you’ve given us!

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