Forbidden fruit. We all have encountered forbidden fruit through out our lives. Eve encountered forbidden fruit
My greatest downfall in sharing with you all? I often lack scriptural references. This lack is something I need to improve upon! Today our scriptural references for the next couple of Seasons: Genesis 2, and Genesis 3. I will highlight certain verses that speak specifically to our discussion.
I mainly operate out of the NIV, but I have several other Bibles which I consult for references and clarity. NKJ Spirit Filled, Chuck Swindoll Applied, The Message, Holman Study Bible, Thin Line NIV, Hebrew Bible, and Dakes.
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Today I want to establish a few things. Think of these things as a coat hook, and we are going to hang some coats on for support:
- In the Garden of Eden, God had two specific trees- Gen2-9– the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. There were other trees that Adam could EAT from. But the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil was not to be eaten.
- God TOLD ADAM in Gen2-16, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; But you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die.”
- Sin requires action and participation.
- The devil is the biggest liar, wordsmith there ever was. He has no new material. His goal is to DECEIVE, DIVIDE, DESTROY.
Please read Gen2, and focus on those two verses 9 and 16.
Here are some thoughts to dwell on:
- “Who” said “what” to “whom”, and “when” in the timeline did this occur?
- What is authority? Who has it? How is it given away?
I look forward to digging in with you! See you tomorrow!-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.