Sunday, May 12, 2019

DON’T TAKE THE BAIT

by Dr. Herb Rhedrick, Senior Pastor
1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ” 4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 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. CROSS EYES’ PERSPECTIVE #1: The best way to recognize the Bait is to know the truth. CROSS EYES’ PERSPECTIVE #2: The Bait makes promises that it cannot keep. CROSS EYES’ PERSPECTIVE #3: The Bait only shows you what you will gain, but it doesn’t show you what you will lose. BOTTOM LINE: Don’t take the bait, take the blessing. CROSS EYES’ CHALLENGE: This week, discard the Bait and delight in the blessing.
Duration:44 mins 12 secs