Eat a Fruit, get a tummy ache or get an STD… your choice

The result was not a tummy ache… We sometimes make the mistake of expecting the appearance of a directly related consequence to sin before we submit to the concept of obedience. But with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, for example, the result of eating the fruit was not a tummy ache, it was however a handing over of RIGHTS to the enemy to takeover and destroy all that belong to us and generations after. It was an opportunity for the human will to be exercised. A test… whom will you choose?
In the case of abstinence, for example, one might think the primary issue is avoiding STDs and an unplanned pregnancy. But how about the other STD (Soul Transmitted Disease) or the certain opening of doors to programmed failure (a curse) in other aspects of life? How about separation from God?
But in solving for this a church or parent might adopt the “good” social approach of “if you can’t beat them, help make it better… provide contraceptives.” Should we adopt solutions that assume God’s solutions to be unattainable?
Just like the Enemy said to Eve: “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?… You will not certainly die, 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 3:1-4). He appealed to a “good” cause in her. Being like God didn’t sound like a bad idea.
Tummy aches, sicknesses and diseases eventually came, but all under the grander theme of destruction. Destruction was set first, details came later.
Think Again: Trust God who sees the total picture, with your choices. He does not withhold good from His children.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Joko says:

    interesting title – had me puzzled for a few seconds…
    “Should we adopt solutions that assume God’s solutions to be unattainable?!” Too many of us Christians are guilty of adopting this way of thinking and indeed being, sometimes selecting what part of life to apply it to but I’d say in pretty much all aspects of life. We are to Trust God with ALL of life!

    1. 'dami says:

      Haha! I thought the title might raise eyebrows. Well said sister… With ALL life, and grace will abound.

  2. Olajumoke Olowu says:

    Halleluyah!

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