Scripture Reading:Genesis 3:3-4
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Reflections: The conversation appeared to be sweet and devoid of any malicious intent. Somehow she fell in line with the submission of the devil concerning the forbidden fruit. She agreed with the devil that there was really nothing wrong in eating it. After all she was not going to die. Therefore with joy she ate of it and quickly got the husband, Adam to do same without the slightest restraint. Later as they were chastised by God for their acts of disobedience and driven out of Eden, she realized how loose and unwise she had been. She could not believe she had allowed herself to be used by the devil to achieve his scheme of getting Adam to be stripped of his glory. Like Eve, you may play naivety and will not consciously and deeply seek to know why people give you a particular line of advice or tell you what they say about others. By the time you realize, you may have been used to satisfy their whims and caprices. The only way out is to subject whatever advice or counsel people give you to the will/word of God before you act. You will not want to be another Eve!
Prayer: Dear Lord, please let me not fall into the malicious plans of people who will seek to use me to achieve their aims.
Confession: I don’t play naivety. I subject what people tell me to do or about others to the word of God before I act. I will not allow anybody to use me to achieve their personal vendetta against others.