Daily Bible Reading “The Woman is Tempted” (Genesis 3:1-8)

Genesis Eve TemptedThe Woman is Tempted

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 3:1-8. In chapter 3 we see that Adam’s wife was confronted by the serpent, which was the craftiest of all the animals that God created.

The serpent questioned the woman saying, “Yea, hath God said, you shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” What kind of serpent is this that can talk?

The woman answered the serpent saying, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.”

The woman embellished the story a bit, because if you look back at Genesis 2:17-18, you’ll see that God told Adam not to eat it; He never said anything about touching it.

The serpent said to the woman, “You shall not surely die: God knows that in the day you eat of the fruit, your eyes will be opened, and you will be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

The serpent tempted the woman, denying what God said, and telling her that the fruit would make them wise. How many times does the enemy try to tempt us, in the same way he did the woman?

The woman saw that the fruit of the tree was pleasing to the eyes and looked like it would be good to eat. She also remembered that the serpent told her that eating the fruit of the tree would make her wise, so she took a piece of the fruit, and ate it. She also gave the fruit to her husband, who was with her; and he ate it as well.

Even though Adam knew what God had told him, he never spoke up or stopped the woman from listening to the serpent. He even participated in the act of disobedience. Did Adam do that because he didn’t want to embarrass the woman or what? What might have been the outcome if Adam would have spoken up and stopped the woman from sinning? Only the LORD knows.

The eyes of both the man and woman were opened, and they realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together, and made aprons to cover themselves. Remember, back in Genesis 2:25, both the man and woman were naked, but they were not ashamed. But, now that they had disobeyed God they were ashamed of their nakedness.

Then, they heard the voice of the LORD God, who was walking in the garden in the cool of the day. Adam and his wife knew that they had disobeyed God’s command and were afraid, so they hid from God among the trees of the garden.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 3:1-8

1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

5 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.

6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

 

Things to think about:

  • Why did the serpent try to tempt the woman?
  • With what did the serpent tempt the woman?
  • In what way did the woman change what God had said?
  • Why did the woman give into the temptation?
  • Why did Adam participate in the disobedience to God?
  • What did they do when they heard God walking in the garden?
  • How do we respond to God when we sin?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read and study this portion of Scripture, help us to realize the tactics that the enemy uses to try to tempt us to sin.  Give us strength when facing the enemy so we don’t give in to his temptations. Thank You for Jesus who died on the cross to save us from our sins. Help us to always obey Your will. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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