2012-04-01 - Introduction: The World, the Flesh and the Devil
The Epistles of John ~ Part 25 ~ 1 John 2
When Eve 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" (Genesis 3:6).
The woman listened to the words. Certainly she loved the Creator. He came and talked to her husband. He loved them. But the words gave her a strange feeling. She felt a longing she had never before experienced. Maybe there was something more than the life she knew. The creature was beautiful, and his voice was honeyed. He confused her. What exactly had the Creator said about the tree anyway? As she gazed upon the fruit, she seemed to know it would taste wonderful. She was almost hypnotized by its beauty. Something that beautiful was meant to be enjoyed, to be tasted. Additionally, it would give her wisdom. And wouldn't the man be impressed with her, if she was the one to bring them wisdom?
Maybe the creature was right. The Creator was trying to prevent them from becoming all they could be. It would be good to know the difference between good and evil. And then, she would understand what good and evil were. She decided it was best to take and taste the fruit
To be continued.