“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food…she took of the fruit thereof…” Genesis 3:4-6 KJV
Mistake #2 – Eve chose the serpent’s lie over God’s word.
Have you ever taken a close look at the verses above?
Did you notice that aside from Eve’s response to the devil’s initial question, she never speaks again. She simply eats the fruit.
Incredibly, the serpent tells her one lie and she falls for it: hook, line and sinker.
To those of us who have the benefit of looking back at her experience, one can’t help but wonder.
What was it that made Eve believe the serpent’s version of events, over the God who created her, with whom she fellowshipped daily?
It seems strange, truth be told.
But aren’t we doing the same thing today?
We have the Bible which we believe to be the inspired word of God. It provides guidelines for practical Christian living.
In it, we are told what we should do, as well as what we should shun.
We are given numerous examples of what happened to those who followed God and what happened to those who didn’t.
On top of all of that, we are given a picture of what will happen in the end.
It might be fair to conclude that we have a lot more information than Eve did.
We continue in sin. “Fools say to themselves, ‘There is no God.’…” Psalms 14:1a GNB
We continue to embrace whatever the devil dishes out. “Be alert, be on the watch! Your enemy, the Devil, roams round like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 GNB
We continue to reject God’s instructions. “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
Ephesians 6:11 NIV
Even scarier, we deceive ourselves into thinking that we will have a different outcome than the one planned for those who reject God’s word. “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?”
1 Corinthians 6:9a KJV
Truth be told, is that not strange?
Thankfully, if we are reading this, it means that we still have time to change.
And, no. I’m not referring to tomorrow.
I am referring to now because now is all we have.
God says to us, “I am now giving you the choice between life and death, between God’s blessing and God’s curse…Choose life.”
Deuteronomy 30:19 GNB
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