With the heat wave hitting Nigeria now, I’ve heard a couple of people blame it on Adam and Eve: if only they hadn’t eaten the forbidden fruit. It was this particular incident that led to the greatest lie ever told.
So how did it happen? Genesis 3:1-5:
“1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 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.”
But they were already like God! Genesis 1:27 tells us that God created man (and woman) in His image and his likeness (vs. 26).
The truth is we’d never know if we would have resisted the devil if we were the ones in that garden. Or whether we would have successfully walked to Jesus on the water if we were Peter. Or whether we would have been part of those shouting “Crucify Him!” in Jerusalem.
Food for thought:
This helps put things in perspective: don’t judge people if you’ve not gone through what they’ve gone through. And even if you have and you came out successful, just thank God for His grace that saw you through.
Thank God for what Jesus Christ did on the cross for us by restoring us to our dominion while even still on this earth (Revelations 1:5-6)