How many times had she looked at that tree? Walked past it? She was well aware of the presence of that tree in her garden home. What was it about this day?
A lie was spoken and a lie was believed and then the woman saw.
If you believe that gratifying your lust is natural, and doesn’t hurt anyone, then pornography will look harmless.
If you believe that the life of the unborn is expendable and of less value than your own life, then abortion will look like a right.
If you believe that your happiness is what matters most, then being faithful in your marriage will look optional.
If you believe that certain people are superior to others, or that a victim mentality is yours by right, then racism will look justified.
The enemy knows one thing very well.
We all have lies that have been whispered in our ear. Lies about God, about other people, and about ourselves.
If Eve had heard the lie but chose to trust God’s word over satan’s, things would have been much different.
We have the same choice.
So now I’m asking God to show me my lies, because, you know. The lies sound true and the tree still looks good, know what I mean?
I have to be willing to ask:
What have I believed about God, about others, and about myself that cannot be supported by His Word?
And then I have to choose truth, no matter how hard it is. No matter what it costs me. No matter how wrong it will make me look. No matter how much humble pie I have to eat. No matter how much it will force me to forgive someone, including myself. No matter how much I will have to repent. No matter how addicted I am to self-loathing. No matter how right my victim attitude feels. No matter what I will have to let go, stop doing, stop thinking, stop saying. No. matter. what.
I must choose truth if I am going to choose life.