Family Devotion: Evil Enters The World

In God’s Word

Genesis 2: 16-17; 3:1-3

The Lord God gave the man a command. He said, “You can eat the fruit of any tree that is in the garden. But you must not eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you do, you can be sure that you will die.”

The serpent was more clever than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. The serpent said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat the fruit of any tree that is in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We can eat the fruit of the trees that are in the garden. But God did say, ‘You must not eat the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden. Do not even touch it. If you do, you will die.’ ”

God gave Adam and Eve freedom to live in the Garden. They could skip, jump, run through the trees. They could interact with animals. Maybe swing on vines…. okay I pretty much described Tarzan, but you get my point. They had so much that could be done, except for one thing. The only thing they were not allowed to eat was from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.

Sounds simple, but there was a deceiver in the Garden. The deceiver was someone who was seeking his desire, his will, and it wanted Adam and Eve to choose themselves over God.

Questions:

  • What would you be doing in the Garden if you were Adam or Eve? What was the one restriction God gave Adam and Eve?
  • What did the deceiver ask Eve?
  • What do these tell us about God and the deceiver?

Sticky Note To Your Child:

Stand firm in God’s will

Prayer for the Family

I pray that my family will stand firm in God’s will and not fall into the trap of the deceiver.

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