Read Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7

Reflecting back to the Garden of Eden when God told Adam and Eve not to eat of the tree of knowledge and of good and evil, I realize that God’s original plan was for us to be immortal and not have any decisions to make.  But God’s plan for salvation had to be changed to allow us to make the decision of whether or not to follow God or choose to turn from God.  He sent his son to die for our foolish decisions (sin).

At this time of year, we are reminded of God’s sacrifice of his Son so we can still have a chance to spend eternity with Him.   It is our choice, just like Adam and Eve had the choice to eat of the tree of knowledge and of good and evil or not.  Our choice: follow God or not.

Father, we pray that you will let us make the right choice: to follow you.

Rodney Hubbs

First Christian Church, McMechen, WV

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