1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, Did God really say, You must not eat from any tree in the garden? 2 The woman said to the serpent, We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,3 but God did say, You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die. 4 You will not surely die, the serpent said to the woman. 5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. 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 some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate
This passage is probably one that most everyone has read. This is the point in life when mankind first disobeyed God. A lot of times most of us love to say The devil is a liar
but in this case he was not lying. God did know that if man ate of that fruit he would know about good and evil. That is why he told them not to eat it. The revelation of that is, just because God tell us dont do something does not mean he has to tell us why. Our job is just do what he says
Its just like raising children; parents sometimes have to just tell their kids not to do something and children have to obey and trust their parents. As children of God we have to be the same way- obey and trust Him. We are just not ready to know why God does not want us to do something.
Verse 6 is the most critical part for me. Remember what God said when he was done creating the world
.And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good (Genesis 1:31). God did not have to taste or touch anything he created to know it was all good! So yeah everything God created looks good and seems like it could be beneficial
but when God say dont
do just that
dont even consider it.
We should not blame the devil for all our issues
the devil should be blame us! Dont believe me...looks at this, because of the authority and relationship we have with God
mankind got the devil in trouble
Genesis 3:13-14 says:
13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, What is this you have done?
The woman said, The serpent deceived me, and I ate it 14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals!
Notice God did like most parents would do, He stood up and vindicated his children, and He did not ask not one question! God punished Adam and Eve, but God dont need the devil in His business as it relates to us.
That very fruit that looks good and you think will give you what you are looking for is not it. Allow God to give it to you. We have not eaten & shown appreciation for the fruit that God has for us now: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. So lets get to baking pies, making jams and jellies, cookies etc
with those fruits God has already given to us.
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