Ayo: Come and see this fruit o Lekan. Very sweet and shinning. See it on that tree. I must eat of it today.
Lekan: Yes o…wow. How come we haven’t noticed it all these while. So tender and succulent. I am sure it would really taste niace.
Ayo: It has to be sweet o, it has no choice. Can’t you see it. So shiny….
Just then, an elderly man passing by stopped on hearing their conversation.
He shook his head and said “If only you know…”
The two boys exclaimed! Old man, know what?
Old Man: Don’t you know this fruit? Well, it’s because you boys are young. It is called “Eat and Die”
Ayo & Lekan: Eat and what?
Old Man: Eat and Die!
The fruit is very enticing, it attracts people from far because of its nature amongst other fruits. But, it has poison in it. Once you eat it, you begin to die.
Another name for it is: “The Forbidden fruit”
So run as fast as your legs can carry you, because the more you stare at it, you would begin to doubt if it can actually kill you.
Same with Jeru trip.
Once tasted, you begin to die slowly.
I know the girls look enticing. Their hot legs and succulent lips only keeps your heart racing fast. But once you taste of it outside marriage, you begin to die slowly.
Look at what God saidGen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
I would liken it to Fornication.God has already told and warned us in 1Co 6:18
Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
In Genesis, it says …the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die…
You may not die physically, but trust me, spiritually, something dies in you.
Things begin to fall apart because your destiny has been tampered with.
The devil would try to tempt and lure you. He will make it very enticing.
But you have to engage in spiritual exercises daily.You have to flee as much as you can, to preserve you destiny.
Perhaps you have done any of it in times past, you have eaten the forbidden fruit, you have done unprintable things, you can make a decision today.
Go back to your maker.
He is ready to forgive you.
Decide in your heart today, that it is getting better.
Decide to be wise today.
Decide not to fall a victim.
May God bless you.
CONFESSION FOR TODAY.
I refuse to fall a victim.
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, help me overcome the temptations of today.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
ACTION POINT FOR TODAY.
Decide to live Right.
BIBLE READING FOR TODAY
1 Corinthians 6: 15-2
E-Book recommendation for today
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