Don’t Blame the Apple–Why Eve brought paradise to end with one little bite

 

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  1. Adam and Eve.
  2. In the garden.
  3. One piece of fruit.

Doesn’t really seem like the makings of a world gone wrong.

But it did.

Just one bite and paradise came to an end.

I can’t really imagine being Eve myself. Why didn’t she just leave the apple alone after she was warned?

Temptation changes things.  Appeals to our desire to be like God.

Basically,

  • we want to choose.
  • We want to make our own sweeping decrees.
  • We want to be holy on our own terms.
  • We want to make better rules
  • We just want to be in charge of our own life.

That’s why Adam and Eve ate the apple from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. They wanted to be like God.

The apple itself was never the problem.

It was yielding to temptation.

Most of us will never do something that will bring the universe to it’s knees. But, we can destroy our own little world is so many different ways.

We choose money or food to be our happiness instead of God. We use achievement and talent to determine our worth. We try to update the truth of the Word of God just in case it isn’t relevant anymore.

We mess with the redemption that God set in motion and wonder why our lives fall apart.

Don’t blame the apple.

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