Genesis 3:1-6 “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 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.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
Pastor Kyle, continuing in his Sunday sermon series explained how, in our culture today, we are so used to things always improving or life getting better. Everybody loves an upgrade in electronics, in jobs, in pay, in cars, houses and in living conditions. But, break the law to do it and you’ll pay the price. Likewise, when you break the commands of our Creator God, its do the crime and you do the time...and the Almighty misses nothing. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve had everything that they ever needed, including God’s presence itself. In one single act, they broke the relationship, introduced sin into the world and exchange God’s best in paradise. Now, we live in that fallen world.