Text: GENESIS 3:1-13


“For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Gen. 3:5). Adam and Eve’s sin was unbelief. Eating the forbidden fruit was just the action that expressed the unbelief that was already present in their hearts. What did they doubt? There were two things that the serpent seduced them into disbelieving. First, they doubted God’s word about what the consequences would be if they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God said they would die. Obviously, when they chose to eat of the fruit, they no longer believed that. So they doubted God’s word. There would not have been an act of sin if they had refused to doubt what God said. Even more important, Adam and Eve doubted God’s love for them. The devil accused God of not wanting what was best for them. Satan said God was denying them something that would make them better. This was a direct attack on God’s love and integrity. The Lord had been wonderful to them. He provided everything for them and even visited with them every day in the cool of the evening. However, Adam and Eve chose to doubt God’s love. They took the word of a talking snake over the word of God. Likewise, it’s illogical for us to ever doubt God’s love. We now have a revelation of just how far God’s love extends that Adam and Eve never had. Yet, we worry about whether our needs will be met and our bodies healed. We try to justify these worries by saying that everyone has them. “They’re just normal.” They are only normal for people who don’t know God’s, great love. When we receive a full revelation of God’s love, our doubts will vanish.

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