Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Sin Is A Choice (Gen. 3:6-7) {My Meditation}

What is it in human nature – a nature which God created - that makes us vulnerable to temptation and sin? 

Adam and Eve were created apart from sin, and without the need to sin, yet some characteristic in their makeup allowed sin to enter their lives (Gen. 3:6-7). 

What Was That Characteristic?

Scripture offers two answers to this question. For Eve, the choice to believe a lie was the door-way through which sin entered her life (3:13), 2Cor.11:3, 1 Tim 2:14). For Adam, it was the choice to ignore God’s voice of authority (Gen. 3:17). 

These two choices – self-deception and self-will are actually two sides of the same coin.

Temptation is sin’s call to our basic needs and desires to be satisfied in self-serving or perverted ways. 

It is also a call to practice self-deception, finding ways to justify doing as we please, even though we know in our heart of hearts that it is wrong.
Scripture frequently speaks of blindness as a willful act in which we choose to practice rebellion and self-deception. But when Christ enters our life, he regenerates our heart and sets us free to choose what is true and righteous (1 Cor.6:9-11, James 1:26-27, 1 John 3:7-9).

{Source :- New Century Version - The Life Connecting Bible}


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