This week’s article is written by Roger Newberry, a member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church, 1100 Airport Road.
In the story of Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis, Eve encounters the serpent. The serpent convinces her that it’s OK to eat the forbidden fruit stating that if she and Adam did, they would be like God. They partake of the fruit, and the end result is that mankind is banished from the Garden of Eden.
I have been thinking about sin. Satan is the master at making sin seem attractive. He doesn’t come out and say, “This is sin, it’s harmful, you might not want anything to do with it.” If he did list all the reasons why something would be bad or harmful, we might not want anything to do with it. Instead , he convinces us that it’s good for us, necessary and appealing.
We must recognize sin for what it is. The only way to do that is to have a heart and mind like that of Our Father in Heaven. That also means trusting in Him for guidance and wisdom to take a stand against the Devil and his schemes.