“When the woman saw that the tree…desirable to make one wise, she took of it and ate.” (Genesis 3:6)
Adam and Eve were living in Eden; they did not have a problem or a care in the world. They should have been perfectly content…and they were…that is until the devil lied and “explained” that God had deceived them in order to withhold the best from them. If they ate the forbidden fruit, the serpent insisted, they would be wise like God.
There is a lesson here to be learnt: the only way to believe the devil is to disbelieve God and what he says…that is what Eve did. And people have been falling for the same trick ever since.
This you must know: the Bible teaches us that the flesh (since we are all born in sin through the fall of Adam and Eve) is enmity against God.
“You adulterers and adulteresses, don’t you know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” (James 4:4)
The “me” and the “I” will always get in the way of your spiritual growth because the devil will always be against whatever God does and says. The devil will always appeal to the five senses of man to make him fall…it worked for Adam and Eve it will have the same effect on you and me. The Bible counsels us not be led by the lust of the flesh.
“This I say then, walk in the spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” (Galatians 5:16)
Heavenly Father help me remain focused on You and stand against the onslaught of the devil in Jesus’ Name …amen