Life is filled with temptations. From the beginning of time, satan allured Eve in the garden of Eden to doubt God. His questioning to Eve led her to Question God’s command not to Eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. With the sneaky snake’s deceptive persuasion, Eve engaged in changing God’s Words by adding to them. She claimed God had also said not even to touch the tree. This simple delicious fruit on a tree was the tool used for the fall of mankind and can be a reminder of the impact of a small temptation. Small things like saying: “Just this once”, “Only a little”, “”Just a peek” and “I don’t want to offend anyone” can have catastrophic impacts when we open those doors to temptation.
Have you ever seen a VERY small snake and been attracted and curious? Baby snakes lack the intimidation of large adult snakes but are even more toxic. Crazy!? Right? Beware of the deceiving nature of things that do not look sinful but actually open doors to temptations.
Even Jesus was tempted by satan but being perfect did not fall into sin. Unfortunately, we are not perfect. We need to live in prayer and striving to walk in life with a close relationship to Jesus so He can help us be on alert. Watch out for those sneaky snakes.
Treasure seeking involves the true eternal treasure that can only be found through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Too often we are short sighted and seek only earthly treasures that provide temporary gratification rather than laying up our treasures in Heaven that will never disappoint us, rust, break, or be stolen.
Tip: to make treasure coins to decorate your art journaling page, place double sided adhesive on a small piece of paper, apply foil to it and then use a circle punch to create a shiny treasure coin!
November 13, 2020