Anatomy of Temptation

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The temptation of Eve offers insights into Satan's strategies with us (Genesis 3: 1-7):

1. He appeals to our ungodly desires. 
For Eve, the forbidden fruit; for us it can be anything we shouldn't have/do.

2. He contradicts God's words. 
He told Eve she wouldn't die if she ate the fruit. He tells us that doing the wrong thing won't hurt us.

3. He promises self-enhancement: 
He told Eve the forbidden fruit would make her like God (Genesis 3: 5).  He tells us that sin will make us smarter, happier, or more popular.

Satan is constantly looking for ways to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10; 1 Peter 5:8). 

Let's beware of his tactics and remember this promise:

"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you Gail. You are always refreshing!! Did you take that picture of that door? That is beautiful.


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