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Dear visitors, eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil doesn’t allow anyone to be like the God of the holy Bible.
That is what Satan, the father of lies, teaches.

However, God, the God of the Bible, who is good, can teach us to discern right from wrong! Yes Adam and Eve became aware that they were naked not just physically but spiritually. This realisation made them “hide” from the person who loved them. That’s what sin does it makes us ‘hide’ from God who is the source of love.

Dear readers, Adam and Eve didn’t become modest. They became conscious for the first time in their lives that they were naked and clothed themselves with fig leaves. God taught them that man can’t cover his nakedness and gave them His own choice of covering. Man ought to look to Christ as his covering, for He is righteous.

Joni

Satan seeks to undo the work of God (Mark 4:15) and cause evil (John 13:2, 27). He is the father of lies (John 8:44) and the deceiver (Revelation 12:9).

Genesis 3 22 Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil.

Adam and Eve previously had no awareness of evil. Now they do. Sinners lack, unlike God, the discernment often to discern good from evil. Satan says in his heart I will make myself like the Most High. (See Isaiah 14:14). This is rebellion against God.

“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him” (Rev. 12:9).
What an honor it is to serve Christ. Always remember that Christ’s faithful army of believers desire to heal not harm.
Man is capable of atrocities long before he arms himself with weapons of warfare. God, the God of the Bible,offers Himself to us as a teacher of righteousness. It is because of His gracious intervention in our lives that we have the opportunity to grow more loving. He can keep us safe from embracing the way of violence.


Sin always brings forth loss, for anyone who disobeys God and is deceived by Satan suffers loss!
This can be seen, for example, when a husband or wife is unfaithful. Loss of trust results when the wrong sinful behaviour comes to light.

Their eyes were “opened” but this didn’t make them more discerning between what is good and what is evil. That blessing can only be granted by God to man, for He is the source of wisdom and knowledge. The Giver of life is sinless and when we sin against Him it impacts disadvanteously, never advantageously, on all our relationships!
God “knows” about evil but there is no evil in Him. He is good! After man sins God’s plan is to draw sinners to Jesus whose speech and deeds have no evil in them. He longs to take us on a journey of resisting evil and saying “Yes” to speaking and doing good. For this to happen we must welcome Him as our teacher!

Make every effort to praise the LORD daily

Goodness is an attribute of love and God is love. Someone can only say God is good with confidence and conviction if they have experienced good from Him. God not only bears witness that He is good but I have been a continual recipient of His goodness. The best starting point to learn what good is is to start with the person Jesus: His life, words and deeds.

He is the good Sheherd. He is the source of all goodness and the wisest decision that anyone can make is to say “Yes” to Jesus as Their teacher.

Gracious, loving God guided me to do this over two decades ago and in the years that have followed Christ has totally transformed how I speak, think and act.


My prayer dear visitors is that you will put more of your focus on the life, words and deeds of Jesus. If you do I know that your sincere efforts will be rewarded by the Giver of life with growth in faith, hope and love. May God continue to bless you as you seek to do that which is good and glorifies His pure name. Say “Yes” to Jesus.