Stories are really great source of godly virtues. They are not only for kids but also for adults. See below and see how deep are the things that we can learn from the passage. And I hope we will also love to hear and learn Bible stories.
This is the story when Eve was tempted and share the fruit to her husband. I do hope that you will see more truths than that what I have enumerated below. May I also encourage you to meditate the stories found in the Bible. God bless you all!!!
Gen 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”
Gen 3:2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden,
Gen 3:3 but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'”
Gen 3:4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die.
Gen 3:5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Gen 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.
Gen 3:7 Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
Things To Ponder
- What was the serpent before? Ans. Crafty / Cunning
- What was his first question to the woman? Ans. “Dis God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?’”
- What was the woman’s reply? Ans. “We can eat fruit from the trees in the garden but not the tree in the middle of the garden nor to touch it.”
- Was it the original command? Ans. No. Touching it is not a part of the command as far as the Bible is concern.
- What was the serpent’s explanation? Ans. “You will not die, but will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
- What did the woman saw next concerning the fruit? Ans. The fruit of the forbidden tree was good for food, pleasing to the eye, and desirable for gaining wisdom.
- Who was with Eve when she ate the fruit? Ans. Adam
- What was Adam’s response when Eve gave her the fruit? Ans. No objection, he accepted it and ate the fruit.
- What happened next? Ans. Their eyes were opened and realized that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made it covering for themselves.
Treasures To Uncover
- How did the serpent presented his lie? Ans. He asked an intriguing question
- What does Eve added to the command? Ans. “Touching it.”Does the woman knows the command? Ans. Yes, she even explained what was the exact command.
- How did the serpent answered? Ans. He answered her half true. It seems to be true but in fact only half of it was true.
- How did the woman look at the fruit now after listening to the serpent? Ans. That it was good for food, pleasing to the eye, and desirable for gaining wisdom.
- What did Adam do while the serpent is tempting Eve? Ans. Nothing and ate the fruit without any hesitation.
- Should Adam be held responsible ? Why? Ans. First, he is Eve’s husband which is expected to lead. Secondly, he was with her when the serpent is tempting Eve and sees what is happening at the very moment. Third, he knows the command.
- Sometimes, temptation comes in an in the form of intriguing question or statement.
- Temptation appears to be true but in fact only half true.
- We should not add or subtract anything from God’s command. Doing so may bring us to a more dangerous situation.
- We should correct and take responsibility against temptations especially if:
We have the knowledge when someone is being tempted.
We are seeing what is happening.
We know what is right to do.
- For if we will not take responsibility, we will reap the due penalty of sin.