Monday, March 2, 2009

Genesis 3

verses 12-13, "The man said, 'The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.'

Then the LORD God said to the woman, 'What is this you have done?'

The woman said, 'The serpent deceived me, and I ate.'"

This is all about sin and taking responsibility for our actions. I wonder how many times I have deflected my decisions on to the influence of someone else? I'm not perfect and I don't know what I would have done in the garden scene. I may have been just like Adam or Eve. I don't know what I would have done with the temptation.

I want to stand up for what God desires for my life. I want to do the next right thing. There are so many things pulling my attention, my time, my energy. I have to stay focused on those things that God wants me to do. That's not always popular, but my life is not a popularity contest, it is an act of obedience to God.


beags92 said...

The last few sentences are really deep. If you don't mind I am going to post them on my facebook. Thanks for the inspiration today.

Chris Whitehead said...

Of course, I am glad that it was able to speak to you.