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Paradise Lost:  From Paradise to Death | DAY TWO

SCRIPTURE READING

“Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’” “No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. “In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” The woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.”

Genesis 3:1-7 CSB

THINKING FURTHER

THOUGHTS:
There really is no such thing as a little lie. The lie told by the serpent that Adam and Eve believed didn’t just condemn them, it was the very mechanism that brought death into our world. That lie promised godhood to mankind, and instead gave us sin and death. Truth is central to who God is. We cannot know him without it.

PRAYER FOCUS:
Let us pray that the Holy Spirit would reveal to us through God’s Word the truth of who God is and who we are in the light of Him.