“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.” Genesis 3:6
Before you go ahead with your decision to do what you want to do, think. What reasons will you give in the end? Think before you go ahead. Look at Eve and her decision stated in the above verse. She has been in Eden for sometime now. Every tree that God made in the garden must have been pleasant to the eyes. Indeed everything that God made in the garden was good. Yet on this auspicious day the forbidden tree was looking extra beautiful, “good for food” and desired to make one wise. Same tree, same garden but now something, some suggestions are making Eve to think the tree was worth more attention than she had ever given it before. Think friend, think.
Before you take any decision to flout any clearly given instruction recognise what a temptation is. In case you've forgotten, a temptation is “desire for something bad”. A dictionary calls it “a desire for something that you know you should avoid.” But when temptation comes it attacks your ability to reason properly by playing on your emotion. And sadly, emotion overrules your reason since it plays primarily on your pleasure. Before you know it, the did is done and you are faced with the consequences. That's why you should remember the story of Eve and remember there will be a reporting time for every action you take. Yes, ask the blunt question before you go against what you know you shouldn't: why do I really want to do this?
Challenge: Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin.
Prayer: Help me to fear You today O Lord in Jesus name