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The unforgettable mouthful

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. 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.

Genesis 3 : 6 - 7 (MSG)

This week's thought is a continuation from last week.

So we return to Eve who has to make a decision. She can either follow God's instruction, leave the fruit from the forbidden tree alone and carry on with her life as it is, but never know the secrets that it holds. Alternatively she can risk everything and see if the serpent's claims were true.

As we discovered last week the fruits on the tree in question are more than simply food. This is a key that the serpent claims can unlock all knowledge, giving her the power to know everything. The only problem is that it is strictly forbidden by God.

In the heat of the moment curiosity got the better of Eve. She took a bite from one of the fruits and shared it with her husband Adam. It is fair to say that it was a bite that she and Adam would never forget.

As the serpent rightly claimed wisdom was unlocked, they could see what was going on. Was knowing the full story as amazing and wondrous as they had expected. Was unlocking Gods hidden secrets worth the risk? Was this the reality that the serpent had promised them? Unfortunately for them… no. Like most things that work against God's plan this change was for the worse not the better.

For the first time ever they realised that they were naked. They were filled with shock and embarrassment. Certainly not the outcome that they were hoping for when they took that bite. This was not the dream life that they thought that they had been sold by the serpent.

This week don’t be sold into lies from the devil, he might be offering something life changing, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is for the better. Have a great week.

This week's song is Glow by The Digital Age.

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