Wednesday, June 14, 2023

June 14, 2023

Except for the GEICO gecko, if I were ever to run into an upright talking serpent, I would pass out! It didn’t seem to bother Eve; however, she hadn’t learned about evil before encountering the serpent. Thank goodness snakes are no longer able to talk! They are creepy enough without saying a word. After she and Adam ate the fruit, their eyes were opened, revealing their nakedness. God then gave them skins as clothing. Where did the skins come from? Did God make a sacrifice to cover their sin and shame? I’m not sure how long they walked together with him in the garden before this day came, but they must have had a good relationship with him because rather than kill them on the spot, he gave them another chance and punished their behavior. 

Adam didn’t have a choice in a mate, but we do. If you choose someone more susceptible to the wiles of the devil, you will pay with your happiness and contentment. They may also try to lure you away from God and drag you down with them, just as Eve did to Adam. That’s why we are taught to choose to partner with others who are equally yoked with us in the Christian faith. That devil is still slithering around disguised as an angel of light and will find a way to devour you if you don’t stand firm in your faith. 

Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them. Genesis 3:21 KJV 

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: 1 Peter 5:8 KJV

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