An apple provides fibre, controls your insulin levels, helps your asthma, and quenches thirst. It also helps you lose weight. There! If that isn’t enough, you can find a hundred more benefits on the internet.
Eve must have read the apple articles because she rushed to eat one. (Well, technically we don’t know what kind of fruit she ate, but bear with me for the sake of my point!)
The serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal God had made. He spoke to the Woman: “Do I understand that God told you not to eat from any tree in the garden?”
The Woman said to the serpent, “Not at all. We can eat from the trees in the garden. It’s only about the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘Don’t eat from it; don’t even touch it or you’ll die.’”
The serpent told the Woman, “You won’t die. God knows that the moment you eat from that tree, you’ll see what’s really going on. You’ll be just like God, knowing everything, ranging all the way from good to evil.”
When the Woman saw that the tree looked like good eating and realized what she would get out of it—she’d know everything!—she took and ate the fruit and then gave some to her husband, and he ate.
Immediately the two of them did “see what’s really going on”—saw themselves naked! They sewed fig leaves together as makeshift clothes for themselves. (Genesis 3:1-7, MSG)
What a mess.
One of our fans sent me this story and it says everything in a nut shell (or is that an apple peel?)
The oldest computer can be traced back to Adam and Eve. It was an Apple with very limited memory. It was only 1 byte. And as you might expect, everything crashed.
Prayer – Lord, give us the smarts to choose you before, not after… everything crashes. Amen