Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:1-7 (day one)
“But each one is tempted when he is carried away by his own lust. Then when lust is conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it bring forth death. DO NOT BE DECEIVED, my beloved brethren.”–James 1:14-16.
It is an old story. Ever new, sadly. The enemy questions God’s word. Harmless question (or so it seems). “Did God really say?” Moves quickly to a statement. “You will not die! God knows you will become like Him. He doesn’t care for you. He is looking out for Himself!” (free translation/interpretation)
And, like all of her sons and daughters since, Eve falls for it. Without any evidence or experience to support such a claim, she abandons her innocent confidence that God is good, and dies as she steps over the line of His commandment.
Why did she doubt God’s goodness? Why did she second-guess His commands? An enemy has done this!