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Truth Seeker 22: Just One Bite


15Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. 16And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:15–17 (NKJV)

And so the testing time in earth’s beginnings unfolds into deathly temptation. 

One eventful day while Adam is enthralled in his garden toil, unintentionally Eve ventures near the tree, hanging heavy with the enticing fruits of good and evil.  Concealed in his serpent disguise of dazzling beauty Satan suddenly appears before Eve and artfully draws her into his web of deception. Slowly but surely beguiled by Satan’s temptation Eve partakes of the deathly fruit then hurrying to Adam’s side she offers to him the same sin bitten fruit.

1Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ” 4Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Genesis 3:1–6 (NKJV)

With the death knell of his dear wife ringing in his deserted soul, Adam faces the first dilemma of his innocent life.

To be separated from his soul mate is more sorrow and pain than Adam can bear and so as if seizing a reckless moment in time Adam chooses love for his human companion, over and above love for his creator God.

And so joining Eve in sin, Adam partakes of the deathly fruit. Through their fatal act of disobedience both transgress God’s commandments of life and sin overwhelms their once perfect holy lives.

4Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. 1 John 3:4 (NKJV)

4Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. 1 John 3:4 (AV)

Thank you for the Image by Emilian Robert Vicol from Pixabay 

Posted: Tue 21 Jul 2020