God had great plan in mind for Adam & Eve. The failure of Adam & Eve in Eden was primarily a failure of faith. Faith is the total leaning of the human personality on God; in total confidence, in perfect wisdom, love and power. Eve failed to have such a confidence in God’s love, and was thus lured by satan into disobeying God’s command.
This is the choice that faces us too in the moments of temptation. And that is why God has permitted temptation to be so attractive. It is only when we reject some forbidden thing that is really attractive, and to which we feel tremendously drawn and which we know can give us pleasure, that we prove that we love God wholeheartedly – “ It is only the shield of faith in God’s perfect love for us that ” can extinguish every flaming missile of the evil one. ” – Ephesians 6: 16.
A dedicated nation ( God’s ) own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds ( and ) display, the virtues and perfections of Him who called you out from darkness into his marvelous light – 1 Peter 2: 9. The Bible says you are God’s own purchased, special person; in other words, you’re God’s best – To see your price tag, you must look at the cross of Calvary. That’s where you’ll see the magnitude of the price that was paid for you and then you’d know who you really are. You’re as valuable to God as the price He willingly paid for you – John 3: 16.
Many people throughout the world lack hope today, because their confidence is in an imperfect person; system or ideal. But a relationship with God through Jesus Christ provides tremendous security when you begin to have confidence in His love – 1 Peter 5: 6-7 ” Therefore humble yourselves ( demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation ), under the mighty hand of God, that in due time, He may exalt you, casting the whole of your care ( all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all ) on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. “