Today! YES! We get into the nitty-gritty of Forbidden Fruit. So excited to share with you.
Genesis 3 starts with the serpent! In the first verse the serpent is identified as “more crafty”. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, crafty is defined as:
1: SKILLFUL, CLEVER
2a: Adept in the use of subtlety and cunning
My notes are full of arrows, boxes, and side notes on this first verse. Hang on, here we go! But before we blast off, let’s establish a few things:
- GOD is at the top of the authority chain. He existed first, then the angels, the earth, animals, and finally, God’s crowning creation, Man. Always remember that Satan is VERY JEALOUS over the fact that man was made after the angels. God wanted a relationship with man and values US ABOVE THE ANGELS- this made Satan mad! Satan was the “praise and worship” leader and held power in knowledge revealed to him and the jobs he performed.
- Why did Satan choose the snake? At this point in creation, was the snake able to talk? How did this deal between the serpent and Satan go down?
Satan chose the snake for its attributes GOD GAVE IT. Satan always wants to stuff it in God’s face. Unfortunately, the serpent bought whatever lie Satan told him and went along with the plan.
Friends! We must be in agreement WITH SATAN when we are sinning. I truly believe he can’t force us to do something- that would break some eternal law. Satan has to play by the rules! But he so loves to bend things! WATCH OUT!
So Satan has to plant the seed of doubt and question authority. He tests what WE KNOW ( KNOW YOUR BIBLE, PEOPLE!!!!)
So, the serpent chose to step out of line, bucking proper place and authority, took the glory of his serpent gift of cunning, and used it for evil.
Michele Bruxvoort is sure to draw you in with her delightful sense of humor and love for living life. She enjoys reading, repurposing, as well as remodeling the family home with her husband. Drawing from her life experience as wife, mom, and follower of Jesus, Michele brings you a very honest and real perspective on life. When you don’t find her writing, you can find her mowing lawns, stocking shelves, taking care of her grandbaby and tackling her latest life adventure.
Wisconsin native and empty-nester, she now makes her home with her husband of 27 years in the South West Prairie plains of Minnesota.