Food, Beauty and Control – Genesis 3 Traps

In Genesis 3:6,  we find three traps that Eve fell into.

Genesis 3:6 (ESV) 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, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

During the True Woman Conference there was a breakout session on this very topic.

TW 2010: Has Food, Beauty or Control Captured Your Heart?

In a breakout session Friday afternoon, Bob Lepine of the daily radio program FamilyLife Today unpacked from Genesis 3:6 three areas that tend to trap and even enslave women: food, beauty and control.

Here are some of Bob’s insights:

  • Food. Women are more likely than men to suffer from eating disorders, to do emotional “binge” eating and to be obsessed with healthy eating. Even an obsession with healthy eating can become an idol in their lives when it takes on proportions it was never meant to have in their lives. …

So do any of these areas in life enslave you?

Have they become encompassing idols in your life?


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