When Satan Came to Eve

In The Midst

Genesis 3:1 the serpent shows up. This was Satan, in the form of a serpent, coming with one agenda: to deceive.

His agenda has not changed. He still seeks to deceive and destroy.

The first thing he asks puts God’s command in a negative light. “Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Essentially, yes, this is what God said. There was ONE tree they were not to eat from. Just one. The way Satan presents this question is as if God is holding out on them. Satan is still doing this, by the way.Twisting what God says to make us think we deserve more, that God is being unfair.

Verse 2 Eve responds, but she adds to God’s command. She tells Satan they are not to touch the fruit of the tree. This was not true. Adding boundaries to what God says does…

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