Posted: November 29, 2014 in thought to ponder

When Eve saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was delightful 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 Adam who was with her, and he ate. Gen. 3:6

Reading this passage, we ask questions like…when did Eve sinned? Was it when she ate the fruit? Why did Adam not stop Eve when he was beside her all this time? Were they not surprised that the serpent was talking to them?

Looking at this passage, we can sum up what happened in a few steps.

Eve saw.
It delighted her.
She desired it.
Ate of the fruit.
Gave to her husband.

The emphasis on “delight” and “desired” should be something we could not avoid. For sin is indeed delightful and desirable, but for a moment, but eventually, it’s consequences would last for a lifetime.

When our Adam and Eve ate of the fruit, the consequences followed. The serpent was cursed to crawl on its belly. The woman was cursed with pain in child birth. Man was cursed to toil at work. Their relationship with God was damaged. Their relationship with one another was strained. Everything on earth suddenly is cursed.

Sin has consequences. It will eventually bite us. We can’t manage sin. We have to deal with it.

So here’s something to ponder on today.

What are the things that delight us, or that we desire? Does it keep us from fully following God?

At the end, God was the one who initiated contact with man. He was the one who made a way for man to be right with God. There’s room for forgiveness. There’s room for grace. But we need to come clean.


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