- How would you define "good" and "evil?"
- How do you fight temptations?
- Is good versus evil always black and white or is it sometimes gray?
Reading: Genesis 3
Good versus Evil. It's a common theme in movies and television shows today. We usually watch the good guy triumph and the bad guy get what he deserves. We usually root for the good guy, hoping that everything will turn out for the best for him. We want to see good win over evil.
It's easy to see that on the TV screen or on the movie screen. But in our daily lives, it may be a bit harder. In our walk on this earth, we are tempted by the forces of evil. At any corner, the devil could throw you something that looks better than doing the right thing. Eve faced this in the Garden of Eden. The serpent made that apple seem so appealing. She knew what God said, but decided to listen to the snake. The opportunity was there for her to just say no, but she didn't.
When you are in situations where you are tempted, try to find the way out. Strive to act as God would want you to and don't let the situation get the best of you. Remember what happened to Adam and Eve. They had paradise—but were banished to a life of work and hard labor.
Strive to act as God would want you to and don’t let the situation get the best of you. It may be hard, but you will be rewarded in the end. --Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
Closing: Draw a picture of what you think paradise looks like.