Today's Verse: Genesis 3:6

Saturday, March 6, 2004

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When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
— Genesis 3:6
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Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Ouch! We've known the way of sin for thousands of years, yet we sometimes still follow its path. We're lured by something pleasing to our eyes. We pause for closer inspection of it, allowing ourselves to be caught up in its desirability. We dabble in it and play with it, deceiving ourselves into thinking we can handle it by ourselves. We then participate in the sin. Finally, we involve others in our sin. You'd think we would have learned the pattern and stopped by now. You would think when we see others going down this trail of destruction, we would intervene. So, let's avoid sin and seek the help of the Holy Spirit to overcome temptation and help others by intervening when they are being led down the path of destruction.

My Prayer...

Father, please forgive me for my rebellious and sinful heart. Please help me realize when I am willfully self-deceiving myself when flirting with temptation. I want to live wholly and be holy for you. I don't want to be captured by the allure of sin or tempted by worldly passions, but to passionately live a godly life for your glory by avoiding sin and helping others when they are tempted. In Jesus' mighty name, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration of Genesis 3:6 — When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.