The devastation of all things
The subtly of Satan
Satan speaks through the serpent. The Hebrew word for cunning sounds like naked in 2:25
Adam and Eve were naked in innocence. The serpent was crafty and sneaky.
First of all Adam and Eve did not have sex with the serpent. To beguile means to entice
A primitive root; to lead astray, that is, (mentally) to delude, or (morally) to seduce: – beguile, deceive, X greatly, X utterly.
From G2596 and G1018 (in its original sense); to award the price against, that is, (figuratively) to defraud (of salvation): – beguile of reward.
He begins by doubting God’s word
“Yea hath God said…?”
Not that he did not use the divine name Yahweh. (Look in Job)
He ends by denying God’s word
“Ye shall not surely die”
The first lie
Lying was Satan’s craft from the beginning (John 8:44)
He called God a liar
The three deadly temptations in this world
1 John 2:15-17
1) The lust of the flesh
She saw that the tree was good for food
2) The lust of the eyes
She saw that the tree was pleasant to the eyes
3) The pride of life
And the tree would make one wise
Jesus would later be tempted in a similar manner by the devil in the wilderness (Matthew 4:3-10)
The two mistakes of Eve
1) She debated with Satan (Genesis 3:1-2)
2) She added to God’s word (Genesis 3:3-5)
How did Eve know God’s command?
Did she know already because she was a part of Adam?
Did she know because Adam told her what God had commanded?
If Adam had told her then was it Adam who actually added to God’s word. This is how you act when you don’t want someone to mess with something. Did Adam tell her “Don’t eat that fruit! Don’t even touch the tree! Stay away from it! God doesn’t even want us to go near it!”
Did he do this because he would leave her alone to go and tend the garden?