Life's Distractions

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Life’s Distractions

As we labor in this journey called, “Life,” even we Christians find ourselves in predicaments that we know that are not pleasing to God. The Holy Spirit cautions us, but we allow the distractions, our flesh, to bind us up. Then, we ask ourselves, in frustration,

1. How did I get into this mess?
2. What happened to my better judgment?
3. Why did it happen to me? And…….
4. How can I get out?

I thank God for a merciful God—a God of love and forgiveness! He always comes through, in spite of ourselves.

Let’s look at some biblical distractions that caused an uproar, but God stepped in to fix that which was broken.

I. EVE, the first Woman on Earth
Eve appeared as a complete, perfect woman. She was never a child, or a daughter or a maiden. She was created out of man. She was the first and only woman to have no inherited sin, for she formed by the hand of Almighty God.

Created by a perfect God, Eve reflected the divine perfection. Adam’s first reaction to her signifies her loveliness, her beauty, her whole aura.
It was Adam that gave the first love poem to a woman. When he looked upon her, he said proudly, “
This, then, at last is bone of my bones, and flesh of my own flesh: This shall be called Wo-man for from man was she taken.

Yet, with all that beauty, love, and attention, Eve had a distraction, called a snake! You see, sin was unknown to Adam or Eve. Oh but a snake is a snake is a snake! This distraction changed the whole course of the world.

God told her not eat off one tree, of all the trees in the garden. Eve, distracted by the serpent, became curious. The snake had sweet-talked her.

How many of you know that sweet-talk has led to many troubles? (PAUSE)

Eve became distracted by what the serpent was saying, that she would be wise, she would be knowledgeable! She not only ate off the tree,…...

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