Genesis 3:1-3 “Study to shew thyself approved”

Genesis 3:1-3
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

-We all know the story here. Satan as the serpent tricks Eve into doubting God’s command not to eat from tree of the knowledge of good and evil; when she and Adam eat, they are cursed and so we are all cursed (Romans 5:12). Notice Eve’s initial response to Satan and how it differs from God’s actual command:

God’s Command: “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” (Genesis 2:17)
Eve’s Response: “Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.” (Genesis 3:3)

Eve had managed to mess up the Lord’s one simple command. This is clear evidence that she had not taken time to properly familiarize herself with the God’s Word. Her ignorance made her an easy target for Satan. Don’t make the same mistake she did. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15)

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