Today’s readings are taken from Gen 3:1–4:26, Matt 3:1–4:25, Eccles 1:6–11.
A thought that came to mind from today’s reading is that we need to beware of the lies that we hear from the physical and spiritual world around us and even the lies we tell ourselves.
“But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”” (Genesis 3:4–5, ESV)
We need to pause think about who God is and what he has said and simply trust him in the knowledge that he created the world and its inhabitants for his good purposes so he knows best and wants to lead you on the road to life, joy, freedom and fellowship.
“I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”” (Genesis 3:15, ESV)
The following from The Bible Project highlights that the snake in today’s story and God’s promise in Genesis 3:15 are part of the wider story of the entire Bible… A story we should meditate on every day as we read and think about God’s word