Words from the Heart for Sunday April 8th, 2018
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
Genesis 3:6 (NIV)
She Took Some and Ate It
The decision and choice that the first man and woman created by God made were both tragic and unnecessary. They had no reason to doubt their God. Yet, they chose to rebel and to try to take His place in their lives. “Guard us, O Lord, that we may obey you and not sin.”
The traditional aboriginal cuisine of Canada was based on a mixture of wild game, foraged foods, and farmed agricultural products. Each region of Canada with its own First Nations and Inuit people used their local resources and own food preparation techniques for their cuisines. Maple syrup was first collected and used by aboriginal people of Eastern Canada and North Eastern US. In most of the Canadian West Coast and Pacific Northwest, Pacific Salmon was an important food resource to the First Nations peoples.
Have you noticed that temptation never looks ugly? It is only after a person yields to temptation that its ugliness becomes apparent. Satan always paints temptation as something beautiful to human senses. This was the case with the original act of sin, found in Genesis 3:6: “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.” This is such a human act. God had given them everything in the Garden of Eden for their enjoyment. Imagine the most delicious food you have ever eaten; and we have all had some. It would pale in comparison to the perfection of the food in the Garden. There was only one thing they were forbidden to eat. And in typical human fashion, that is the one thing they focused on. There is so much in our world that is beautiful and honourable. Focus on these things and you will not fall into sin.
These have been words from the heart.