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Eve's First Sin in the Bible Explained

Updated: Jun 15

The devil is stopping you from being happy with your finances.


In the book of Genesis after God creates heaven and earth, he gives a command to Adam that he can eat of every tree in the Garden except the Tree of Good and Evil.



Eve Disobeys God


Genesis 2: 16-17


16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

In the story. The devil convinces her that she couldn't live without the forbidden tree.


Eve Loses Everything Because of Greed


Soon Eve started to focus on the benefits of the tree of Good and Evil instead of the millions of trees she currently had access to. And because of this, Eve lost everything. She lost her paradise. Now what once was her abundance has truly become her lack.


The devil's first deception was taking Eve's eyes off of her abundance and focusing it on what she lacked.


As Christians, many of us are unhappy because we are focusing on what we lack, instead of focusing on the abundance that we have. We have to understand that financial success and happiness are not things that you obtain, they are things that you create and work on.


Be Like Christian The Farmer


Crops do not grow all year round.


They have seasons.


Farmers plant in Spring, they nurture in Summer, they harvest in Fall, and rest in Winter.


They have a plan for success.


The same goes for the stock market.


There is an adage in the stock market that goes,


"we have really short harsh winters and very long pleasant summers."

But it is what you do in those periods of Winter, that is going to determine if you are going to be financially successful or financially unhappy.


Because if you sell your farm because nothing is growing in Winter, you will never have the pleasure of seeing the abundance when Fall comes.


Famers also have a saying, "Either you learn to plant seeds in the Spring, or learn to beg during the Fall"


Conclusion


The world and the devil have been telling you half-truths.


They tell you to worry about recessions, they tell you to worry about inflation, they tell you about overspending by the government, and yes, these are horrible and disgusting things and they need to change.


That is why you need a Christian Financial Advisor to help guide you through the noise.


When you are writing out that list of excuses on why I'm not happy financially, make sure you add yourself to the top of the list....because you have the power to make the change.


In this episode we discuss how to change this mentality from poverty to prosperity. From lack to abundance by seeking God's guidance.



Key Takeaways:


The Power of Perception: 

Ridgeway emphasizes that financial success and happiness are not passive acquisitions but rather active creations. By changing one's perspective and focusing on abundance rather than lack, individuals can take control of their financial destinies.


Seeking Guidance: 

Drawing from biblical wisdom, Ridgeway highlights the importance of seeking counsel and not venturing into financial decisions alone. Just as Eve faced temptation alone in the Garden of Eden, seeking advice from trusted sources can prevent costly mistakes.


Discerning Half-Truths: 

Ridgeway cautions against falling for half-truths propagated by the devil, likening them to misleading financial advice prevalent in today's society. It's essential to discern between genuine opportunities and deceptive promises to avoid financial pitfalls.


Seasons of Financial Growth: 

Just as farmers navigate seasons to cultivate crops, investors must recognize the cyclical nature of financial markets. Understanding that periods of recession are followed by expansion empowers individuals to persevere through financial challenges.


Taking Action:

 Ridgeway emphasizes the importance of taking proactive steps towards financial success, urging listeners to sow seeds of investment during lean times rather than succumbing to fear and inaction.


Quotes:

  1. "Either you learn to plant seeds in the spring or learn to beg during the fall."

  2. "You are the top reason on your list of excuses on why you don't have. You can be at the top of the reason on your list of accomplishments on why you do."

  3. "Expansion follows recession. It will not always be winter."


Today's Scripture:


In the book of James 4:2- it speaks on lack and the dangers of when we focus on what we don't have. It can cause disease in our bodies that will make us do ungodly things, like murder and fight.


Concerning your finances, it can make you yell at your family, your bankers, your friends, and other people who care about you. But God tells us that we have not because we ask not. Ask yourself, "Are you praying for abundance?" Are you focused on what you want and cultivating the knowledge and assistance to get it down?


Just as you are the top reason on your list of excuses on why you don't have. You can be the top reason on your list of accomplishments on why you do!


Today, I want you to take control of your success and happiness and understand you are here to build it. It is winter time and things are not the best, but we need to take this time to prepare for Spring because we have some work we need to do if we are going to have an abundant harvest.



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Meet A.B. Ridgeway:


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A.B. Ridgeway, MBA, CPWA®️ (info@abrwealthmanagement.com) is the owner and Christian Financial Advisor with A.B. Ridgeway Wealth Management. With a decade in the finance industry, his goal is to give believers clarity around the most confusing topic in the Bible, money, and tithing. A.B. Ridgeway helps tithing Christians become cheerful givers but unlocking their money-making potential, so they can prosper and be the great stewards of the wealth God has entrusted them with.


*Disclaimer: This communication is not intended as an offer or solicitation to buy, hold or sell any financial instrument or investment advisory services. Any information provided has been obtained from sources considered reliable, but we do not guarantee the accuracy or the completeness of any description of securities, markets or developments mentioned. This is strictly for information purposes. We recommend you speak with a professional financial advisor.

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