Welcome back! We are well into our discussion of Genesis 2 and 3 about Forbidden Fruit. We’ve set several thought coat hooks, now to for some coats.
God had only created Adam. God had told Adam about the trees in the garden: what trees were for eating and what trees you could not eat from. “God made all the trees good; good for food and pleasing to the eye…” -Genesis 2:9
Ah, did you catch that? God MADE FOOD PLEASING TO THE EYE AND GOOD TO EAT. Did you know that some foods look like the organ it serves? Did you know that fruits and veggies support our body and its system? Some studies have people only eating fruits and veggies, and it was discovered the body did a better job repairing itself, and people looked younger, even their skin changed!
Now take a look at your local grocery store. LOTS OF BOXED, SUGARED, CHEMICALED up food. We were not meant to eat that. God made us simple foods, good foods to enjoy- box foods are just another imposter pretending to have your best interests while weakening your system. Sounds like an age-old theme, doesn’t it?
Near the end of Genesis 2, God makes Adam a helper because no suitable helper was found! Shortly after, at the very beginning of Genesis 3, the serpent appears.
Here are a few questions I have:
- How long after the woman was made (at this point SHE HAS NO NAME) did the serpent show up?- Hold onto this thought.
- Did Adam even have a chance to chat with her about God’s commands for the garden? Was he able to introduce her to God’s animals?
- Why would God make the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil fruit so appealing?
A few things to think about:
- Can you see the difference between The Tree of Life and The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil?
- God’s nature is goodness, creation, and love. And at the same, he is a JUST God- he can allow NO SIN. God can’t- period.
- Every beast and bird of the air, including man, is formed from the ground.
Okay, friends. Tomorrow, things are going to go wrong for Eve and Adam. Humanity marred. It makes your stomach flutter.-M
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.