Enlightenment from Eve – Part 4

“‘No, you won’t!’ the snake replied. ‘God understands what will happen on the day you eat fruit from that tree. You will see…just as God does.’ The woman stared at the fruit…She wanted the wisdom that it would give her…” Genesis 3:4‭-‬6 CEV Mistake #4 – Eve wanted more. Hmmmm…is wanting more a bad thing?…

Enlightenment from Eve – Part 3

“And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes…she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat…” Genesis 3:6 KJV Mistake #3 – Eve focused on the fruit’s appearance which led her to partake of it. Unfortunately, Eve allowed herself to be lured into…

Enlightenment from Eve – Part 2

“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food…she took of the fruit…

Enlightenment from Eve – Part 1

I am sure we’ll agree that the Bible is meant, among many things, to be a textbook for us to learn from. 2 Timothy 3:16 (GNB) tells us, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living.” By recalling the lives…

The Look of Love

Love. A word that is easily bandied about, here and there. We love this, and we love that. It is a popular word that is used to describe our pleasure in anything from the weather to food. But when it comes to the type of love that the Bible talks about, do we really love?…

Give God the Glory!

When I consider the goodness of God, I can’t help but give Him praise. This time last week, I was a frazzled mess, anticipating the pile on my plate in the week ahead. Crazy right? Then I remembered. We are told in Matthew 6:34a, “Do not worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself.”…

Are We Resisting?

Two prerequisites must be met in order for the enemy to leave us alone. 1) We must surrender ourselves to God 2) We must make an effort to repel the enemy. These two actions together present a coordinated plan of attack. Many of us claim to do the former, yet we are surprised when we…

Bearing Fruit – Seeds of Self-control

One can easily assume that if we have this seed sprouting on the inside, then maintaining the other eight (8) should be a breeze. Hold it! Not so fast. It’s not as easy as one might think. In the old testament, David bemoans his sinful state in Psalm 51:5 NIV, “Surely I was sinful at…

Bearing Fruit – Seeds of Gentleness

Having the traits of kindness, being tender-hearted or mild-mannered = gentleness. How important is this particular seed of the Fruit of the [Holy] Spirit? To answer this question, let us consider all that God has done, continues to do and will do for us. I am sure that you’ll agree that gentleness is the very…