Sisters in Faith - Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sin is Self-Rule

Sisters in Faith

We all remember that Eve broke the only commandment God had given to her through Adam—she believed Satan’s lies and ate from the only forbidden tree in the Garden of Eden. And she convinced Adam to do the same. As a result, she also became the agent through whom death entered the world. Wow, talk about your reputation preceding you! She had a lot to live down. Eve’s sin was that she reasoned and freely chose to be disobedient to what God said. Actually, at the point she made her decision, she didn’t care what God said; she cared only for what she wanted. It was her selfishness and self-rule that separated Eve from God, but not from His love. It is the same with us. We can either choose to accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, submit to His will, and spend all eternity with Him; or we can choose our own way without Him, which is the path of sin and eternal death. (1, p.15, 16)

Excerpt from She Speaks: Wisdom from the Women of the Bible to the Modern Black Woman

© 2013 by Michele Clark Jenkins

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