“Take the Lavendar town theme, and pump it up with a healthy dose of BASS and 8 bit arpeggios, and you’ve got 23’s reinterpretation of the pokemon classic. And then in the middle, of course, you get to hear what happens when Pikachu executes thundershock on a subwoofer.”
A woman must learn to distinguish between a man that flatters her, and a man that (genuinely) compliments her. A man that spends money on her, and a man who invests in her. A man who treats her like property, and a man who treats her properly. A man who lusts after her, and a man who loves her. A man who thinks he's God's gift to women, and a man who REMEMBERS that woman was God's gift to man.
Mind Blown: Adam and Eve’s lives in the Garden of Eden were at first the kind of lives that we are supposed to live. They depended on God for everything, obeying what He told them to do and living in His love. The tree that they were not to eat from was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and when they chose to eat from it, they chose for themselves to obviously know of good and evil. They made the decision of taking on the burden of following the “law” of good and evil when they were not supposed to. They had everything that they ever wanted in the Garden of Eden and they also had God and everything that He provided for them. Why would you want to put that aside just so you can start doing everything for yourself? Adam and Eve’s decision to eat the apple was their decision to depend on their own human effort to be good or evil and it showed in their lives after they got kicked out of Eden. They had to work themselves for survival and we do the same with “good” and “evil” as we live our lives. We try to depend on ourselves so that we can be “good” for God, but in the end, we don’t get anywhere when we concern ourselves with our own human effort to be better. As one lives in the Garden of Eden, doing one’s job and living our their life in God’s presence and love, why would we be concerned with this so called “tree of the knowledge of good and evil”? It wouldn’t matter to you what exactly “good and evil” is; you already know that God is good. Isn’t that good enough? We can see the same thing happening to us these day as we try to make sense of good and evil when we should really be living in God’s grace, love and forgiveness. We believe that we have all been forgiven of all sin and so why would we concern ourselves with trying to do good through our own efforts? Did we remove all of our sins from ourselves from our deeds and actions? No, it wasn’t us, but it was God who graciously forgave us of all our sins. If it was God who made us good again, then why do we constantly look to ourselves to stay good or continue to do good? Wouldn’t you just go back to the one who made you good and trust in him, knowing that he will keep you good, instead of worrying about the knowledge of good and evil? We constantly turn toward the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil”, thinking that the only way to be good is “knowing” of good and evil and doing something about it ourselves, but instead we should be ignoring it and looking to God instead. When we have a relationship with God and we live in Him, we can live like we are in the Garden of Eden, just like Adam and Eve did.
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
The part that caught me when i read this verse was the beginning of it, “for our struggle is not against flesh and blood”. That particular part of this verse is stating that our life should not be one where we are worry about our struggle with our flesh, but where there is something more to it than the topic of sinning. Satan is out there in the world with his demons and he wants to turn you around and have you walking the other way. There are millions of ways that he can do that, but one thing that he won’t do is use himself to make that happen. So, put aside your struggles with flesh and blood and take up the armor of God to battle Satan and not your own flesh and blood.
TL;DR - life not about trying not to sin and battle against flesh and blood but about battling against Satan.