Day 2 | The First Sin
What is sin? Sin is when we fail to obey God. We disobey when we do something that God has told us not to do, and we also disobey when we fail to do something that God asks us to do. Sin is not limited to our actions – we can have attitudes or thoughts that are sin, because God knows what is in our hearts. Satan came as a serpent to tempt Adam and Eve. He came to Eve and asked her a question. What did he ask?
Eve answered Satan’s question, and he had a response ready! He told Eve that she would surely not die if she ate the fruit. Did Satan tell the truth? Or a lie?
Adam and Eve had a choice to make. They had to decide whether or not they were going to trust that God was wise and good when He told them not to eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Don’t we all have that same choice to make? We must decide whether we believe that God is wise and good in the things He tells us to do. Will you choose God’s way or your own way? In Genesis 3:15, we see the first hint of the coming Messiah! Satan would bruise Christ’s heel, but Christ would bruise his head. Ultimately, Satan will not have the victory!
Memory Verse | Isaiah 53:6
We all like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way.
Confess any sin that you are aware of to God. Thank Him for His willingness to forgive.