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Temptation and sin

Yeah, Adam and Eve had it made in the Garden of Eden.  They were in charge of all the animals, they got to walk and talk with God, and they could eat anything they wanted, except for the fruit of one tree.  But the first humans made a choice to go against God, and they lost everything they had.

Why did Adam and his wife choose to disobey God?  Why would anyone give up the perfect life they had just to eat a piece of fruit?  The reason is because they were tempted to sin and they gave in to that temptation.  Do you know what it means to be tempted?  The serpent in the garden convinced Eve that it was okay to eat the fruit even though God had said not to.  That’s usually what happens when we’re tempted to do something.  We find a way to make it seem like it’s not a sin.

While God had told them that eating the fruit of the tree He said not to eat from would make them die (Genesis 2:17), it didn’t seem like they died after they  ate it.  What happened though, was that they died to the lives they once had.  While they probably would have gone on to never die, no matter how long they lived, they eventually grew old and they did die.  Adam and Eve’s sin also brought sin into the world for everyone else, even you and me. Read the rest of that story in Genesis 3.

Let’s finish this week strong with memorizing Genesis 3:20 “The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.”