107 truths about God, the world, and you.
15: It all started with forbidden fruit.
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So… she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her…
Genesis 3:4-6 ESV
The first sin spawned every other sin: eating forbidden fruit. In this act of defying God’s way to life, the original two demonstrated unbelief and ingratitude, pride and ambition, recklessness and rebellion that led to murder – the death of every subsequent generation.
What God says is bad for us, we deem good because we listen to an illegitimate source of wisdom and knowledge. What seemed like a small matter of taste was, in reality, rooted in deep darkness.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1Peter 5:8 ESV
O loved ones, be careful who you listen to. Beware of every choice you make and what lies behind it.