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. 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.
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. ~Genesis 3:6-8
The first human beings under the gift of free will chose to sin against God’s laws. And at the time, He only had one law to follow – ‘Do not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.’ They were given freedom on every other account. They could have lived amazing lives among all the animals while dining in the most beautiful garden ever to exist. But human selfishness took over. The oldest of desire of having more began with Adam and Eve. They were capable of resisting the enemy’s temptations, but they choose to yield to their base desire – to be like God. And thus, they chose to become their own god. They placed themselves above the Almighty and were banished from the garden. They wanted power, but all their sin brought them was knowing evil and cursing every generation to follow.
- What were the gifts that God had given Adam and Eve?
- Why was the one thing out of their reach so enticing?
- How does the enemy use this same tactic on us today? List specific examples.
- What are we to do to resist sinful temptations? Support with Scripture.