Practice Makes Perfect
Practice makes perfect.....or at least, that's how the old saying goes.
Have you ever wondered how it would have been in the days while Adam and Eve still lived on the earth? They were cast out of the Garden of Eden for sinning against God, but they still had control over the rest of the terrain.
Do you suppose, since there were only a few humans on earth at that time, Satan would have had more time to tempt them to do even more evil? Would he have tempted them more often than he does people today since there weren't as many people back then?
If it is true that "practice makes perfect", Satan has had a lot of people and much time to "practice" enticing people to sin against God between then and today. Therefore, we must constantly be on our guard. If we think we are fooling anyone with our "secret" sin, we are only fooling ourselves! God knows! And Satan knows too! If ever there was a time to walk humbly before the Lord, that time is today. So how do we please God? Again, I refer to one of my favorite biblical verses:
Micah 6:6-8. "With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God?Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old?7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil?Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly[a] with your God."