Temptation

1 “Now the snake was the most cunning animal that the Lord God had made. The snake asked the woman, “Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?” 2“We may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden,” the woman answered, 3 “except the tree in the middle of it. God told us not to eat the fruit of that tree or even touch it; if we do, we will die.” 4 The snake replied, “That’s not true; you will not die. 5 God said that because he knows that when you eat it, you will be like God and know what is good and what is bad.” 6 The woman saw how beautiful the tree was and how good its fruit would be to eat, and she thought how wonderful it would be to become wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, and he also ate it.” 7 “As soon as they had eaten it, they were given understanding and realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and covered themselves.” (Genesis 3: 1-7 GNT)

Did Yahweh ever tell you not to do something, go somewhere or entertain someone and you still did not listen? He might not have directly told you but your intuition told you it wasn’t right.. but you did it anyway? Afterwards in the long run you paid for your unwise decision? I’m guilty of a couple of things I choose to do because I was so caught up in my fleshly desires. Fleshly desires are satan’s way to trick you into disobeying God and falling into sin. Satan knows the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. This is why we have to tune into our spiritual side because we are living in a spiritual battle. It’s so much more to the world than what we see on the physical. The enemy will try to do anything to lead us away from our destiny and purpose with Yahweh and Yeshua. Why do you think there are so many temptations nowadays? Lust, drugs, money, fame, etc…

You see how satan tempted Eve to eat the apple by telling her “you won’t surely die”. How many of us thought this way? For instance, we know something we shouldn’t do and say “what’s the worst that could happen let me just try it out?” Then all heck breaks loose because of that one bad choice we made. When Adam and Eve ate the apple that is what opened the door to the beginning of sin in the world. We are all a decision away from a totally different lifestyle. This is why we need Yahweh’s guidance and discernment because when we do things by our own strength things will fail. We might have to deal with things we could have avoided if we just would have listened to start with. Although, don’t fret if you do disobey Yahweh, He will always use what the enemy meant for bad and turn it around for our good and His glory.

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