“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5 NIV

Read: Genesis 3:1-11

Some times we just don’t pay attention.

Do you ever want to be like GOD or be GOD? We can’t be and we were never created to be GOD. Adam and Eve attempted to be like GOD and failed. Even though the serpent promised Eve the forbidden fruit would make her like GOD and Adam bought into the deception as well, it did not happen.

We are tempted by those in this world around us just as Adam and Eve were tempted. The serpent’s lie sounded convincing, just as those who will attempt to lead you into sin might also sound convincing.

Who do you want to be that you are not? Do want to be your boss? As kids we rebelled and thought we wanted to be our parents. GOD has full authority and gave us free will. We can be obedient to our LORD or we can be obedient to our free will and allow Satan to control us. The free will GOD gave us can be a blessing if we use it to follow HIM. The same free will is a burden and can fill our lives with heartache if we use it to follow the evil ways of Satan. There is no in between.

We can be Christlike, but never CHRIST. Scripture instructs us to take on the qualities of CHRIST as much as humanly possible. Imperfect as we are, we can walk the walk as CHRIST would have us. As Paul tells us in Philippians 1:11…we are to be “filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through JESUS CHRIST – to the glory and praise of GOD”.

We cannot be GOD. We can do as GOD has taught us and be as HE wants us to be.

Today’s Prayer: “DEAR GOD, Forgive me for being tempted by the ways of the serpent in my life. Help me today to be filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through JESUS, my SAVIOR. Amen.”