The shades of temptation

[The Glory Unveiled]

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. (Genesis 3:6)

Every temptation we face as humans come in three shades as stipulated by 1John 2:16. The devil had always subscribed to that approach in his presentation of temptations. The three arsenals are *lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life*. He imployed the same tactics when He tempted our Lord Jesus in Matthew chapter four. So the apostle Paul said in his epistle to the Corinthian church, “…we are not ignorant of the devices of the enemy” for they are evident in the approach the enemy uses. You’d agree that every temptation you face is one of these or a combination at every point in time. We are tempted when enticed by our desires and lust for the things of this world. After Eve fell for the deception of the Usurper, she became a channel to reach to the man who was actually the target of the attack–he was given the instructions as the leader in the Eden Community–and not Eve. A noteworthy lesson; we need to discern the things of God even when presented to us through a ‘verified’  channel, because even those channels may be compromised.

Prayer_Bead: Jehovah Jireh, the Lord my provider, make the way of escape from every temptation evidently clear to me. Give me a fresh desire for you and your word.

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