Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:1-19 (day one)
” ‘You will not surely die,’ said the serpent to the woman. ‘For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God.’ “–v 4.
If a ship is strong, capable of navigating the ocean, we call it seaworthy. If (since) God is strong, capable of keeping His promises, we call Him trustworthy.
Eve would have saved herself (and us) great heart ache to have remembered this truth. Why did she doubt God’s goodness and essential honesty? Why would she lend credibility to the whispered accusations of a talking snake? Why do we?
It is the second question that must be answered by every living soul. 1) Is there a God? 2) Is He good and worthy of my trust?
This confidence guides our reaction to His law. Even when difficult or painful, God’s plan is “good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2) because that is who He is.