“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat” (Genesis 3:1-13).
Today’s Morsel: Most Christians do not have a clear understanding of this story which was written for our learning. If you will notice, the overall premise here is how Satan works to get us to go against God’s word and to cause us to think that there is no consequence for disobedience to God’s word. Eve knew what God had said. But she allowed herself to be tricked into thinking that nothing would happen. Somewhat like today. More people are listening to what Satan says and his ways, than what God says. God’s word tells us, “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them” (Ephesians 5:11). Halloween represents darkness and we must understand that. If you have been born again of the water and the spirit, you are the children of the day, you are not of the night nor the ways of darkness. Satan's ways are dark and deceptive. Jesus said that if your light be darkness, how great is that darkness (Matthew 6:23)? Don’t choose the ways of darkness for a piece of candy. Remember it was the partaking of the forbidden fruit that got Adam and Eve kicked out of the Garden of Eden. Choose Christ and His ways, and He will keep you out of darkness.
Sing: This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let in shine.
Thought For Today: Don’t let the treat trick you.