When someone is faced with a situation a choice is inevitable, the time or moment of making that choice is called a “change point”. Bible Text: Read Gen. 3: 1-7 This introductory lesson will expose us to the “change points” in the life of Adam and Eve. The first two human beings were created perfect by a perfect God. In fact God declared at the end of the 6th day that everything he created on that day, including man, was very good, (Read Gen. 1:31). Sometime later Satan in the form of a serpent came to the woman and tempted her. As you read the text Gen. 3:1-6; you will observe that she was tempted in three areas:
There were three specific situations presented to the woman — these were “change points”. The choice she made had serious consequences and resulted in God’s judgment. Likewise, the choices we make when we are faced with situations also have consequences.:
Can you identify which temptation fit into the three areas as stated above?.
Every person experiences temptations. It is common to all people, (Read 1Cor. 10:13). Christ also was tempted yet he did not sin, (Read Heb. 4:15). He offers to help us when we are tempted, (Read Heb 2:18). In fact, the text states that he is able to “succor” them that are tempted. The word “succor” means to help or come to the aid of anyone. When we are faced with temptations we can solicit the help of Christ and He will help us at that point to make the right choice..
Let us conclude that the choice we make when we are tempted in the areas of our lives is quite important. We must remember that every situation generates the opportunity for us to choose. Each choice has consequences and these in turn will impact us for the rest of our lives. If you make the wrong choice, the solution is simple: According to 1John 1:9
First: Admit to God that you have sinned and then ask him for his forgiveness and his cleansing of the sin.
Second: Make up your mind that you will seek guidance from God and His Word before you make future decisions.
Third: Move forward from there and leave the past behind. Don’t drag it around with you. It becomes dead weight.
Remember: We all face “change points” daily so be on the alert and strive to make wise decisions.