Gen 3:1 The serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal GOD had made. He spoke to the Woman: “Do I understand that God told you not to eat from any tree in the garden?”
Gen 3:2 The Woman said to the serpent, “Not at all. We can eat from the trees in the garden.
Gen 3:3 It’s only about the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘Don’t eat from it; don’t even touch it or you’ll die.'”
Gen 3:4 The serpent told the Woman, “You won’t die.
Gen 3:5 God knows that the moment you eat from that tree, you’ll see what’s really going on. You’ll be just like God, knowing everything, ranging all the way from good to evil.”
Gen 3:6 When the Woman saw that the tree looked like good eating and realized what she would get out of it–she’d know everything!–she took and ate the fruit and then gave some to her husband, and he ate.
Gen 3:7 Immediately the two of them did “see what’s really going on”–saw themselves naked! They sewed fig leaves together as makeshift clothes for themselves. (MSG)
Packed into these few verses is so much! So much of how sin appeals to us. So much about how we start thinking in our mind that we understood what God “really” must have meant, but He didn’t say. In verse 4; no the woman wouldn’t die physically, but after disobeying God she begin to die spiritually. In verse 5 we see the devil tell Eve that she will be “like” God. The very thing that got him and his followers kicked out of heaven. In verse 6; Eve no doubt on the first shopping trip pictured how the fruit would match her outfit, and thus complete her ensemble. In verse 7; was the first time a woman uttered the words, “Don’t touch me!”
Seriously here is how sin works: Eve saw, Eve thought, Eve touched. One will sin every time most likely when they “look” too long. When they “think or reason” in their mind too much, and it is almost impossible to stop once they “touch”.
So what does your fruit look like? What is your weakness? What do you need to not look at too long, or at all? What thoughts do you need to stop thinking? What, or whom, do you need to not touch?