I have decided to post every Saturday something I have learned in my daily devotions. When I read my Bible in the mornings I write down one or two paragraphs about what God has shown me through that day's reading. Each week I will choose one of these notes to share with you. I think this will help me to be more diligent in my study and I think it will better establish this blog as being owned by a follower of Christ!
' "But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that it was desirable to make one wise, she took of it's fruit and ate, and she gave also to her husband who was with her, and he ate.' -Genesis 3:4-6 (ESV)
'The Lord said to Cain, "Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? if you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. It's desire is for you, but you must rule over it." ' -Genesis 4:6-7
Because of Adam and Eve's fall from perfection into sin (Gen. 2-3) sin is an ever present factor in our lives. It is forever "crouching", waiting to trip us up and bring us down (1 John 1:8). However, Jesus because He loved us, came and died and conquered sin (John 3:16, John 16:33). Now we have a choice (Josh. 24:15). We can choose to follow the world and be brought down by sin or we can choose to say "no" to the world and follow Christ. This choice is a daily one and it can be as simple as saying a kind word instead of an irritated one when we are busy and a sibling asks a question. Nor will we be able to choose well every time but through the grace of God we can overcome sin and follow Christ instead of the world!
Please forgive me if this is not very good. I am not a writer and I am not used to writing things in a way that other people will understand (though I know exactly what I'm talking about!). I hope, with time and practice to improve my skills!
This is also my 200th post!