Thought of the day:
And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” And the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” Reference Genesis 3:11-13 NKJV
I was listening to a podcast that was talking about the different dispensations we go through in life and Adam’s fall was brought up. One of the dispensations talked about innocence. Innocence did not keep Adam and Eve from sinning because, they were created as perfect but yet they still sinned.
This lead me to think a little more. Let’s say that for whatever reason, Adam and Eve resisted the temptation of eating the fruit, would we ever have been in sin? I believe the answer to be that eventually, someone would have fallen.
We’ve been given the choice to either follow God or to reject Him. He’s the One Who gave us that choice. Because we have that choice, essentially, we need to own our decisions and the consequences therein.
What this should mean is that although Adam passed the blame to Eve who in turn blamed Satan, they actually made the choice. This should be a reminder that we cannot poss the blame for choices we make on anyone. We can’t blame our parents, our family, our neighbors, the person who brought harm to us, etc. We need to take ownership of when we fail.
Does Satan put temptations in front of us? Sure, but only by God’s Permission, refer to the Book of Job, but for those of us who follow God, we’ve been given the Victory and Strength to overcome.
What choices are you making today and are you taking responsibility for the results that happen from your choice? Let’s look up for His Direction.