A moment of decision arrives for Eve in Genesis 3:6. Will Eve eat or not?
ESV Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.
Having discussed the one and only command provided to her and Adam by God due to the serpent’s questions that raised uncertainty and doubt about God’s character and provisions for Eve, how does she now assess the prohibited tree?
- Eve saw that the tree was good for food
- Eve saw it was a delight to the eyes
- Eve saw that the tree was to be desired to make one wise
How would you describe what is happening in Eve’s mind and heart as she gazes at the forbidden fruit tree?
Fixating on the forbidden attractive delectable fruit with the idea that it is the path to gaining wisdom, Eve decides to partake and gives some to Adam as well, who willingly partakes.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation as Eve and Adam? Fixated on something you have been told you can’t have?
Personally, I recall many times in my life where I’ve been told I couldn’t do, be or have something and my immediate response was “watch me, I’ll prove you wrong!” Sometimes that type of attitude is appropriate when interacting with our fellow humans.
But when it comes to our creator’s commands it is always the path to shame, guilt and negative consequences rather than a path to being wise if we have the “watch me, I’ll prove you wrong!” attitude.
What things can you do each day to keep your focus on God’s abundant provision for you no matter your current circumstance today?
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