Do not trade your eternity for materialism
My devotion for today Sunday 31st January, 2021
THE WORTHLESS TRADE
Text: “...And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Gen 3:1
Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden. It was a literal paradise on earth. There was plenty to eat, and life was very good. They never knew shame, guilt, suffering or lack. Then a test came. They had one commandment to keep; “Don’t eat the fruit from one tree in the middle of the garden.” Satan convinced Eve that the forbidden fruit, the one thing that she did not have, was so desirable. Her life would be so much better if she just had this. She was missing out. The more that she thought about it, the more she wanted it. She drew closer to it, examined it, saw that it was a delight to the eyes. Before you know it she eats it and gave some to her husband. The serpent was fishing, and they took his bait, hook, line, and sinker.
It was a worthless trade. They traded heaven on earth for failure, disappointment, and shame. They lost everything and eventually died where they would have lived forever. They already had every good thing, but the serpent made them feel God was holding something back, they desperately needed it.
There are traps setups by the enemy for your life as well. Be careful of things that you lust for. They are never as good as you think.
Temptation will always end in worthless trade. It will look good, but turn out badly. We have a free will to make our own choices and then we reap what we have sown. Do not fall for the enemy’s worthless trade. Do not trade your integrity for a short term reward. In the end, you will feel ashamed for having fallen for it just like Adam and Eve. I can show you several examples of ladies who gave in to the pressures of a guy and eventually regretted it. I know of couples who allowed a momentary anger to damage the foundation of their marriage. The prison is full of men and women with regrets of allowing the immediate demands on them to take wrong steps. That will not be you in Jesus name.
In 2021 my steps are ordered away from every trap of the enemy. I am delivered from every temptation.
LEARN MORE: James 1:15
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