Eve ate the Apple

eve appleMy brother Chris and I have a Bible Study group on Facebook called the Barnette Bros Bible Study. Last week Chris was asking what the correlation between sin and illness was. To answer that question I was reading about the fall of humanity in Genesis 2 and 3. Reading the story of Eve giving into the serpent’s temptation I realized that Eve was pretty in tune with what God had spoken about eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

It’s pretty wild if you track through Genesis you find that God created Adam in Gen 2:7, and spoke the warning about the forbidden tree in Gen 2:16-17 before Eve was even created in Gen 2:20-23. Yet, when the serpent tempts Eve in Gen 3:2-3 she quotes God’s warning directly to the devil.

Genesis 3:2-3 (ESV)

2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, 3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

And even under the threat of death (did you catch that, God said that if they ate the forbidden fruit that they would die, the inference being that if they did not eat they would not have died),

…Eve ate the apple.

Pretty scary stuff to think that you can know what you should do  and know everything “good” and “right” and still end up with a death sentence.

How about you? Do you think about dying when you sin?

Grace and Peace.

Tony

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2 thoughts on “Eve ate the Apple

  1. Good stuff Bro! To answer your question, no I don’t think about dying when I sin. I usually think about how I let God down and the bad example I am setting as a follower of Christ. I also feel very convicted and try to repent as soon as I can. I think sin left unchecked will definitely led to death but the key is listening when the Holy Spirit convicts you and repentance. When we acknowledge Jesus as our Lord and Savior we also understand that he served the death sentence for us. If we truly accept Jesus then we will feel convicted and repent.

  2. one important thing to note is what Eve ADDED to the commandment God gave. now, was that HER addition, or did Adam add it as extra incentive to stay away? face it, she got her instructions through Adam since he was the only one there at the time. but often when we get things second-hand we don’t put as much stock in it. at other times it doesn’t make a difference, and i think that is just our independent streak shining through.

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