HE DID IT TWICE!
And the women said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die, for God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:3-4
Satan’s original sin was to want to be like God. He didn’t want to sin alone so he persuaded 1/3rd of all the angels to rebel with him. Because of it, he, and they, lost everything and were expelled from heaven.
Sin loves company.
Satan tempted Eve with the same sin. “Eat this – and you will be like God!” She acted on the same temptation and invited Adam to join her. They ate of the tree and were expelled from the Garden.
Why did they listen to Your enemy? Why do I? If I love You, then Your enemy should be my enemy. If You call him a liar, then I should not trust one thing that comes out of his mouth. I align my allegiance to You in iron. Amen.
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