I believe that one major reason Eve fell for the tricks of the serpent was because she was not there when the decree not to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil was made (Gen 2v15-25). Looking through that Biblical account, I see that Eve was formed after God had spoken to Adam.
It could then be infered that she did not have a personal encounter with God.
She probably took the instruction lightly because she did not know how serious it was. The serpent took advantage of her lack of deep conviction. He allowed her to be away from the person who had the information firsthand.
The devil will wait for points when your support system is unavailable, to tempt you. He would strike when he knows you are vulnerable. He might even wait for a time when there is no network coverage or the battery of your phone is flat so that you cannot reach them on phone. You’ll be left alone with him. And since you don’t have what it takes to shove him off, you will fall for his sweet talks. And you become an easy prey!
O woman, man, child,… Do you have a personal encounter with God? Do you really know who He is? Was there a specific time when you surrendered your life to Jesus? Do you hear Him speak to you (personally)?
Do you know God in person?
If you don’t have a personal relationship with God, you are more liable to fall because you are not firmly rooted in the truth. You don’t know for yourself, what God wants.
If all you know is what your pastor, dad, mum, uncle,…, SAYS GOD WANTS, you are almost finished!
Your husband’s or wife’s encounter with God is not yours. The fact that you were born by parents who are Christians or into church going families doesn’t make you a christian. You must have a thorough ‘personal’ conviction.
If you will stand in the Lord in this perverse world, with different polluted doctrines and preachings flying around, you must know who God Is (for yourself).
You must feed yourself with the Word of God (from the Bible) and the one you hear directly from Him as you spend time speaking with God.
I am definitely not saying you don’t need the mature christians around. You sure do. I am only saying that you can not make their convictions your own foundation.
If the foundation be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
He must go back to build a new foundation.
Go back to the basics!
-OMOSEBI Mary Omolola (PhD)