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Genesis 3:1-7 Vulnerability Doesn't Have To Be Perpetual Weakness

Genesis 3:1-7 (ESV)
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You[a] shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” 2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise,[b] she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.

Sometimes in life we feel vulnerable, however, we should not mistake vulnerability for perpetual weakness. Sometimes our vulnerability can be very dangerous especially when coupled with power. Looking at our scripture, Eve desired to be wiser, one can say she desired the power. In her moment of vulnerability, she succumbed to human weakness, a desire to know and have more. The serpent being crafty knew this and capitalized on her vulnerability. So, today I encourage you to win the battle against the crafty serpent and stay out of vulnerable situations. Hence, the key to deliverance is not knowing that you are vulnerable because we are all vulnerable, it is knowing when you are vulnerable. Knowing when you are vulnerable will prevent a perpetual weakness from developing. I encourage you to pray for discernment so you may know when you are vulnerable unto bad or evil influence and God can lead you out of temptation.