When reading this chapter I can't help but think how similar these events are to much of the lies and deception that we see today. We know what is right and true just like Eve did, but then we are presented with a statement. The serpent asked Eve "Did God really tell you not to eat from any of the trees in the garden?" Eve knows this isn't true so she replies by correcting the serpent but now the serpent has started her doubting what she has been told and she soon falls to temptation. Once she tastes the fruit she offers some to Adam. Soon the realize what they did and try to hide but are not able to hide from the Lord. When the Lord asks why they ate the fruit Eve tries to pass the blame off to the serpent.
How familiar does this sound? We hear lies and distortions of the truth in the media everyday. We know they are not true and wrong but even so they tempt us. We start to think that maybe they have some truth to them. We try to hide our sins and our temptations and if all else fails blame someone else. "It wasn't my fault, it was theirs. They lied to me."
Something to think about:
How would our world be different it Adam and Eve had not eaten the fruit?
Dear Lord, Help us to stand strong against temptations that we come across in our lives.