Posts tagged ‘Good and evil’

Choose Good

On July 28, 2012 I wrote down a thought about good and evil (it follows in italics), and today was able to finish the thought. Read more…

It Happened in Eden

“ ‘You certainly won’t die!’ the snake told the woman. ‘God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened. You’ll be like God, knowing good and evil.’ The woman saw that the tree had fruit that was good to eat, nice to look at, and desirable for making someone wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then their eyes were opened, and they both realized that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together and made clothes for themselves” (Genesis 3:4-7 God’s Word).

Our garden in June, 2012 - herbs, raspberries, blackberries, vegetables and pear tree

Our garden in June, 2012 – herbs, raspberries, blackberries, vegetables and pear tree

And that’s how it all began.

Humans saw the fruit as sensually desirable, a beauty to pursue and a source for instant, unearned  education. So they ate.

And what happened? Suddenly lusted replaced respectful, romantic love, so they had to hide themselves from each other AND God.

So what do you lust for? God-like power? Things to appease your senses? Easy smartness or status?

These will drive you away from God.

The alternative, “Serve the Lord cheerfully” (Psalm 100:2 God’s Word), leads to eternal satisfaction.

Open or Closed?

Translation is a tricky thing. For example, the Old Testament often refers to “hardness of heart” in King James language. Read more…

Quiet!

 

All right, already. What’s with so many people mowing their lawns just after we’ve had 66mm (almost three inches) of rain? The grass is way too wet. And more importantly, I work night shift. Please be quiet!
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