Do Not Be Deceived

And Adam was not deceived,
but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.

(1 Timothy 2:14)

LORD Jesus, we praise You, for You have come to save us from our sins. Forgive us, O God, we pray, whenever we doubt Your Word or Promises. Help us to walk in the way that You have set before us. Enable us to keep focus on You, to hold on tight to You, and to follow in Your Footsteps. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

I do not like to be the one to blame. How about you? I mean, it is easier to accept that man was made first and woman’s creation followed than to acknowledge that woman was the one who had been deceived and fallen into transgression.

God made Adam first, then Eve. Okay. One has to be first. We cannot all be first. One has to lead and make the final decision — the chef in the kitchen, the commander of the army, the head of the family.

In the verse above it says that Adam was not deceived, but Eve was and fell into transgression. There is more to it. No, not that we need to read more into it, not at all, but we need to know God’s Word.

I do not want to get into the discussion today of whether Adam had really taught Eve what God had commanded, or if he violated his leadership role. That was back then, we are living now. Let’s get back to what I wrote in Adam first, then Eve:

It was God’s choice and doing to make Adam first, so there is no reason for us women to get upset over this. God’s ways and thoughts are higher than ours. He has a purpose and plan for all creation, and He knows what is best for each one of us.

My point for today is this: God always knows best, and He is above all! And as soon as we do everything to get out of our God-given role (which is such a lovely one, as we will see in the next blog post) the trouble begins. We are leaving our husband’s protection and slipping into a role which we have not been made for. No matter if we want to admit it or not, we become easy prey. Do we really want that to happen?

Do not be deceived. Trust and obey God’s Word today.

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