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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, May 26


Genesis 3:1-13


verses 1-3: Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the servant, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”


The servant managed to bring Eve’s attention around to the one thing she was not able to have. Adam and Eve had everything they needed. They had access to much more than they needed. But the servant was able to remind Eve of the one thing she was not allowed to have. This became what she wanted to have. The feeling of wanting something we know we can’t have, is a familiar one. I think some people are much better than others at being satisfied and thankful when they have enough. I struggle with this at times, mostly with a slight variation. For me, it is often around accepting a “good enough” outcome. When I try my hardest, is it really my hardest? Is this the best outcome I can achieve? God is in control of the outcome, not me. When I have enough, it is enough. I need to always be thankful, for God supplies more than enough.

Thank you, Lord, for providing more than enough. Help me to help others. Put me in situations where I can serve. I am so thankful. Amen


Becky, transforming

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Barbara
Barbara
May 26, 2021

Genesis 3: 1-13


1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made.


Satan is very smart, after all he was one of God’s angels. I always feel that I know when Satan is attempting to lead me astray. Often he is successful. I hate to admit that, but I am human and often fall short of the way I should live my life in pleasing God. I have come to an understanding in this regard. Whenever I feel that Satan is near, I pray. I pray that I follow God’s way. I sometimes fail, but I always attempt to do the right thing. I feel God knows this and has watched…


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Tom
Tom
May 26, 2021

Genesis 3:4-5 - ”But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not die; for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’”


The pretty lie has held sway over hard truths ever since humanity’s beginnings. Never satisfied with our lot, we want to be our own god. How has that worked out for us? We cannot undo what the Fall has done, but God can and has in the gift of the Son. In Jesus, rests our reconciliation with God. Jesus gives us Holy Spirit power to dismiss the serpents that haunt our lives with their lies and distortions.


Prayer - God of protection,…


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