Don’t touch the Fruit


Genesis 3:2-3

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’

One cool point with this that my study bible came up with, she had already by this point added to God’s command. God told her not to eat the fruit, she added that she is not allowed to touch it. The serpent attempted to add LOADS to God’s command (not eat any fruit) and she rejected that, but the spirit of what the serpent said still lingered. Adding more to God’s rules wasn’t regarded here as going the extra mile, instead it was the first step on the road to sin.

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