1 Peter 5:8-9 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
This Adam tells the story of being pulled into a series of magic tricks schemed up and pulled out of the hat by the devil himself. The prince of this world. I've watched the trick of social media destroy our lives, feeding a monster of coveting our neighbors who live worlds away, knowing full well their life is a play of sorts. We have become addicted to watching everyone else's life. Everyone. We have this same desire that they become addicted/infatuated with ours and if they don't, we feel unworthy of the life we have decided was the American Dream that everyone else appears to have, the one we must be lacking because other people don't want ours and that is decided by the number of likes we get from the photo that we shot 15 times on our phone to get the perfect one that will make everyone as unhappy as we are because they do not have our life.We are still not satisfied so we become addicted with reality TV, fantasy shows anything that we can watch on a 4 inch screen. When that does not satisfy or we are bored we go back to social media to try a new home design, a paleo, vegan, wait keto, oh that's not working was it pegan, maybe whole 30, raw, cooked, all meat, all celery, all green juice, $300 party for my one year old, new shoes, new jeans made of $500.00 raw denim, #lookatme # lookatme #lookatme #lookatme because I feel invisible and I was made for more... You see the devil only really has one trick that is necessary to bewitch you and that is to put that little ring ornamented with the world on your ring finger. The finger that the ancient Romans believed traveled straight to the heart. The heart is your soul. The world is satan's dominion. There is no light in him. If he can convince you the only purpose you have on this earth is to gain more likes, make more money by opening another line of credit, get another degree, have more kids and make sure the world sees every accomplishment they master because we as parents are the reason, get married, buy a house or a #vanlife because otherwise you are completely invisible and what else is there to live for.
This Adam has tears in his eyes. His joy has been stripped from him. The chain that is loosely around his wrist is one of decision. Every time he makes a deal with the devil he chooses to be enslaved to this world. The Lord gives him a choice every day. The Lord is the true God,never changing LIVING God. The truth will set you free. The hat of tricks is ever changing. Almost like liquid. Unsettling and unstable. The moth symbolized death in the Middle Ages. This moth is slowly eating away at this Adam showing the slow death of this marriage.
Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. We are all still eating the fruit and we are still starving.