Was it wrong for Eve to engage in dialogue with the serpent in Genesis 3? If not, what was her mistake? What can we learn from this conversation between Eve and the serpent that will help us face temptation in our own life? This is what we look at in this discussion of Genesis 3:1-5.
The Text of Genesis 3:1-5
Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; “but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
In this discussion of Genesis 3:1-5 we look at:
- The serpent’s first question
- Why Adam and Eve should have responded to the serpent together
- How Eve imitated the serpent
- Why the serpent spoke truly, but offered what was good in a time and way that God did not want
- The four dangers of fencing around the law.
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- Zevit, What Really Happened in the Garden of Eden
- Luke 4:1-4 – Passing the Temptation Test
- Luke 4:5-13 – Defeating the Temptation to Sin
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