Titanium TinkleBerry: The Dog Whom I Love part 13
In the Garden of Eden, God told Adam and Eve that they may eat of any tree except the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, (Genesis 2:17). I have often wondered why God didn’t want us to have that knowledge. Why He didn’t want us to eat from that tree? Could it be because that tree gave us the ability, through Adam and Eve, to evaluate the differences that we see? After Eve spoke with the serpent she and Adam were convinced that their physical differences were bad. So they covered up, (Genesis 3:7). When Adam and Eve began to evaluate their differences they stopped trusting God. They stopped believing that God was in control and that He had their best interest in mind.
By evaluating their differences they clothed themselves and began to experience fear. (Genesis 3:10). Fear is the belief that what you’re afraid of is greater than the promises of God. Remember in an earlier chapter we defined Fear as False.Evidence.Appearing.Real. Nothing had changed in God’s provision for Adam and Eve up to that point. They weren’t in any more danger after the realization of their nakedness. The only thing that changed was what they decided was more real for them. They collectively decided, based on their new knowledge, that their faith was misplaced and simultaneously mentally separated themselves from God.
By exposing the levels and evaluations that we have placed on sin, Jesus was able to bring His followers to the understanding that they need a savior. Then He died on the cross becoming the ransom for our transgressions and restoring our place in the Garden of Eden under God’s provision. So….. There is definitely some doubt to that statement…. while people’s lives remain affected by evils of this world. But remember who is the prince of this world and as such self-righteousness is well established here. But we can choose to attach ourselves to the Jesus, who God sent to be between us and Satan. “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel,” (Genesis 3:15 ASV). “And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you,” (Romans 16:20 ASV).
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