Curiosity and the fall of man

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Curiosity and the fall of man

God created us in the same image as Him. He created us so that we could have dominion over this earth and so that He could have fellowship with us. God equip us with abilities, creativities, capabilities, feelings and all that we have so that we can conquer this earth and all that is sin it. One of those feeling is curiosity. God put that in us so that Adam in the beginning would learn and studies all these different animals and fruits and trees and flowers; to learn which ones could be tamed, could be eaten, which ones are poisonous and all there is that need to be conquered.

This curiosity feeling however causes the downfall of man and of course with the help of the cunning and the deception of the devil. God gave one commandment only and that was not to eat the fruit of the tree which was in the midst of the Garden of Eden. Eve was curious. She saw the tree was good for food and it was pleasant to the eyes and the deception of the devil that told her that it could make her wise and be like God make her desire it even more. So, she ate it and gave one to Adam and the rest is history. Disobedience to God’s commandment causes us to be separated from God.

God’s commandments are not intended to punish us or what people say is taking the fun out of this life; but it is to protect us from the deception of the devils. We use this curiosity feeling for so many wrong things. Scientist and atheist have this believe that there is no God and so they are curious where this life comes from. Young people have been made aware that cigarettes, drugs and alcohol are bad and addictive, yet because of curiosity, they ignore all the warning and try it and get hooked on it. Others have walked and lived before us. Jesus lived on this earth before us and it is all recorded in the Bible. They taught us and history teaches us so many things which ones are good and which ones are bad. Yet again, this curiosity is becoming our downfall.

Curiosity is not a bad thing. It all depends on us. If we direct that to all positive things then we will get positive results. Curb that feeling of wanting to try all the things that we now they are bad for us. Just don’t do it and no need to be curious about it. Instead, be curious about God. Have that feeling to know more about Him, to know Him deeper and to know His ways, His will, His love, His commandments and live accordingly. Be curious about eternal life, about Holy Spirit, about Jesus, about all the things above and not the things of this earth.

Genesis 3:6

Daily prayer
Lord Jesus I pray that I use all this abilities that You gave me only for Your glory and that my curiosity is directed only to You and to all positive and righteous things in life. Keep my mind and my eyes focus on You. In the Name of Jesus I pray.

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