So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate it. -Genesis 3:6
One day I was shopping and ventured into the dressing room to try on my finds. On the backside of the dressing room door was the big orange sign. Get it, you know you want it! Immediately I thought of how easily we are convinced. As I stood there looking in the mirror at my reflection in a not yet purchased outfit, all I needed to be convinced of was that it was pleasant to the eyes. And as long as it was, I would partake.
Satan has been charming us from the beginning. Knowing how the women, in particular, can be charmed by her emotions. We depend so much on our own perspective, instead of the truth. If we think it will make us “better” then, well, of course we want it. We live now in a society that says we’re not good enough. But apparently, Adam and Eve’s “society” told them the same thing. You’re not good enough.
On that tree held a lie; the lie that with one bite, everything would change for the better. Everything changed alright, but definitely not for the better. We continue to be tricked and deceived.
How about you: In what ways are you being deceived by what looks good or sounds good? When have you thought things were going to change for the better, but then you realized you were tricked?