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Time with God - Sept. 6, 2011


Genesis 3:2-5

The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’”

The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

Temptation questions God’s love for you!

Satan told Eve that God didn’t want her to eat the fruit because God wanted to keep wonderful knowledge for Himself. He was trying to get Eve to doubt God’s motives and His love for her.

When you find yourself questioning God’s love for you, picture a huge warning sign flashing: “YOU ARE BEING TEMPTED!”

If Eve had taken a moment to ponder all of God’s love, care and attention, she’d have instantly rejected such a thought. But she was focused on the temptation, not on God, so that thought became believable.

“Why is God keeping that from me? Why is God allowing this bad thing to happen to me? He mustn’t love me!” If these kinds of thoughts creep at you today, stop and focus, not on what prompted those thoughts, but on all that God has done for you in your life.

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