Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
One of the must know tactics in warfare is the strength of your enemy. That is usually found through a variety of means and sometimes ‘ by any means necessary hence the word espionage has been in existence for some time now. In the garden, as we read today, we notice the serpent did nothing extraordinary to get Eve to eat of the fruit other than taking advantage of her own curiosity and desire.
Three distinct statements can be deduced from the text above as to what else could have influenced the woman’s decision to eat of this tree:
1. Eve saw that the tree was good for food and could satisfy her hunger
2. The fruit was pleasant to the eyes
3. It was good for making one wise
The inductions made today are pretty similar to the three summaries John makes in his first letter 2:16 ‘For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.’ Remarkably, all three conditions seem to have been fulfilled when the seeds of doubt and desire were sowed in the heart of Eve.
It is actually true that nothing we have no real desire for has enough potential to draw us into its grasp and exert any influence on us. It is worth knowing that we are drawn by the innate desires of our own hearts and that is one thing we need to be mindful of, especially those things that appear beautifully wrapped but contain danger within.
Remember # if the words of our mouth and the meditations of our hearts are acceptable to God, then we would be steered clear of trouble.