Imitating Adam & Eve
Scripture tells us that the serpent intentionally misquoted God, suggesting that God didn’t want man to eat from ANY tree in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1)
Eve was the first to be sucked into the web of deceit, and Adam quickly followed. Eve clarified that there was only one tree that was off-limits for eating. But then she added to and exaggerated God’s restriction. She told the serpent that God had said “you must not eat it or touch it.” (Genesis 3:2-3)
Now the serpent intentionally contradicts the Word of God. He avows that they will not die. God is withholding the fruit of this tree because if you do “your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God.” (Genesis 3:4-5)
What’s the point? It’s intoxicating to think we can be godlike. Of course, you’re thinking… “I would never think that, and I would never be as gullible as Adam and Eve.”
Well we might not be as brazen as our “ancestors”, but we DO make a habit of pitting our knowledge against God when we ignore His Word and follow our own “wisdom”.
Let’s not make Adam and Eve’s mistake: They listened to a creature instead of the Creator, followed their impressions rather that their instructions, and made self-fulfillment their goal.