See The Poison

6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. ~ Genesis 3:6

Something we don’t often talk about in the Church is how inviting the darkness is. We talk about how evil it is. We talk about how deceitful it is, but we don’t really talk about the why. Why is the darkness so deceitful? It’s not because it’s simply calling good evil and evil good. That’s not very deceiving unless you know how, when, where, and who to call evil good and good evil to.

See, we often talk about Satan in the Church as our defeated enemy, that’s a toothless lion. Someone that’s kind of stupid and dumb. When actuality, he’s quite smart and crafty. See, Satan doesn’t just attack to attack. He’s patient, and his timing is impeccable. He’ll wait for the perfect time when his prey is in the perfect storm to attack.

See, darkness is so deceitful because Satan uses our weaknesses to his advantage. He knows our weaknesses, oftentimes, better than we do ourselves. He doesn’t tempt us out of left field. No, he uses things that he knows will be tricky. Things he knows will cause us to take that second look.

This is why we have to remain on guard. Our enemy is still in this war. He’s still fighting us day and night. He’s still luring us in with forbidden fruit at just the right time. He’s still testing our pride of life, lust of the flesh, and lust of the eyes. So what do we do? We get on our knees, and we pray. We put our flesh into submission by fasting. We seek the face of God with all that is within us so that when we are tempted with that forbidden fruit, we’ll see straight through to the poison within and refuse to bite.

Peace. Love. Go Forth and See The Poison.

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