Scripture: Genesis 3:1-19. Click here to view full scripture.
Observation: What was going on in the Bible at this time?
Satan, at one time, had been one of God’s glorious angels; however, he rebelled against God and was cast out of Heaven. God told Adam and Eve that they were not to eat fruit from the tree that was in the middle of the Garden of Eden. As a serpent, Satan tempted Eve and was able to get her to sin. Eve also gave some fruit to Adam. After sinning, Adam and Eve felt guilty, and they tried to hide from God. Because of their disobedience to God, all creation has been affected, including the environment. Follow along in Genesis 3:1-19, as we begin our “30-Day Walk with Jesus” series!
Application: How can we apply this to our lives?
Satan tempted Eve and was able to get her to sin. Satan also tempts us in life; that is his job. He wants us to give into the temptation(s) in life and separate ourselves from God’s way(s) for us. Temptation alone is not sin; however, it is when we give in to the temptation that we fall into sin. God wants us to ask for strength when we are tempted, and then flee from it! The restrictions that God gives us are for our own good, and they help us to avoid the evil in the world. After Eve took a bite of the fruit, she shared some with Adam. Sometimes when we do something wrong, we try to relieve our guilt by including someone else. However, we must recognize and confess our sins to our Heavenly Father before we also get tempted to pollute other individuals around us. God loves us regardless of our faults, and He will forgive us when we ask Him to. We must apologize to God when we develop wrong attitudes and actions. We are saved by the blood of Jesus, and we must remember to thank God for such a wonderful gift. God wants our relationship with Him to be restored.
Prayer: What can we pray for in regards to these passages?
Heavenly Father, Thank You for the examples and stories that You have placed in Your Word for us to learn from. Father, we know that we are sinners, and we ask for Your forgiveness. Please help us to always follow Your ways for us, obeying and praising You through all circumstances in our lives. Please help us to love and obey You wholeheartedly. Please help us to love our enemies and to forgive those who have hurt us, as well. Please be with those who have rejected You, and help them to return to You, Father, before judgement. Please help us to draw near to You, and please protect us from giving in to the pressures of this fallen world. We want to live Godly lives. When we face struggles in this life, Father, please help us to call upon You. We thank You for Your son Jesus who died to free us from the slavery of our sins. Thank You for the promise of one day living in eternity with You. Please guide and protect us, our friends, families, pets, and our brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering. We love You and thank You for everything. – in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.