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Knowing the truth that You have given us

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May 21, 2015

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Knowing the truth that You have given us.
That is our protection from the lies that the evil one offers us day in and day out.

Genesis 3:1-6
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 serpent, “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.’ ”

“You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

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.

And the rest is history… but there’s a valuable lesson to be learned here in this grave mistake made by our forefathers.
May we hold tightly to all that You’ve given us,
Letting the lies fall at our feet like unopened junk mail,
Ready for the trash heap; ready to be burned.

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