One of the saddest stories in the history of the world is the story of the fall of man. Adam and Eve were created in God’s image, given dominion over all life and placed in a beautiful garden—where all they had to do was tend and care for those under their dominion–Like God! Among the rules, there was only one–don’t eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil…
Amazingly, Adam and Eve could have eaten from the tree of life. They could have asked God anything–he would have been glad to answer. But, there was a desire to be equal with God–that was overwhelmingly more important than simply trusting Him. Yet, after they ate from the tree, what was their big reveal…they were naked. Really, that was worth the destruction of their lives and the destruction of the beautiful creation God made for them!
As Adam and eve quickly learned, albeit too late, sin simply is never worth it. What is more, God has so much more to give than we could ever take for ourselves. If we will simply trust and follow him, he will provide so much more than we can imagine, what’s more, he will make us like him in every way–as we are transformed by the renewing of our minds.(Romans 12:1-2, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 2:20). in short, do not settle for 2nd best, trust God, let him do the rest!
God Bless You
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord
God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”
4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.