Sunday, October 13, 2013


And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, 'You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'"

The woman's response does not reflect the richness of the privilege they were given. God had said that they may eat freely, to their heart's content, of any other tree in the garden. The serpent's craftiness was already working. The woman did not know or heed the Word of God well. Perhaps this was the reason that the serpent went to her, and not her husband, who the command had been given to. Either she or her husband added on to what God said, maybe suggesting that they already saw God's Word as up for interpretation.

This is what comes of not knowing God's Word. When we don't know God's Word, we are mistaken in our representation of Him. We go around in life making decisions based on our assumptions about God, rather than going off of the Truth that is there for us to apply to our lives. We assume that we know better, perhaps that we can make the decisions all on our own.

Yet God is the One who is all knowing and all wise. He is the One who put order into the universe. He is the One who is the Authority over all creation. What He has said is truth, even if it doesn't fit in with what we think is best for our lives, or if it makes us uncomfortable.

God is the One who knows what is best for us. He knew it from the beginning. Will Eve trust His judgment, or follow a different idea about the tree?

No comments:

Post a Comment