What does Lucy have to do with me? [Genesis 3:1-11]

The first lies told in the Bible…1 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?”

2-3 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.’”

4-5 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.”

6 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.

7 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.

8 When they heard the sound of God strolling in the garden in the evening breeze, the Man and his Wife hid in the trees of the garden, hid from God.

9 God called to the Man: “Where are you?”

10 He said, “I heard you in the garden and I was afraid because I was naked. And I hid.”

11 God said, “Who told you you were naked? Did you eat from that tree I told you not to eat from?”

Where does your story intersect this?

6 thoughts on “What does Lucy have to do with me? [Genesis 3:1-11]

  1. Dani says:

    Interesting that you mentioned this. I just wrote a piece on it. I should forward it to you. Anyway, I also wanted to let you know that I FINALLY got to your meme.

  2. Timothy says:

    It could be argued that God lied prior to this episode (Gen. 2:17) by saying they would die if they ate from the tree, which as we see was not the case.

    In answer to your actual question: standing naked before God expecting death but getting something else.

  3. I’m identifying with God more than Adam and Eve. I think it’s inevitable for us to “eat the fruit” of temptation. We all do it. He hopes we don’t, and we don’t every time, but it happens. The death is the death of innocence, of life in paradise.

    I have a 4 and 5 year old and I like to tell them not to do something and watch them do it while they think I’m not looking. I always say worse things will happen than probably will, but it’s what they understand. I just have to get the point across that it’s BAD. It’s always kind of funny because they talk about it with each other, like “Mom said don’t do that” and “you do it” etc. It’s a very conscious choice, to break the rule. I have to intervene before the situation gets too out of control, to protect them. When they get caught I feel bad for them, because they realize it wasn’t worth the consequences. But, I always know that with every rule I give it is more likely that they will break it than it is that they won’t.

    Every time I do something “bad” and come out on the other side of it, after all of the pain, I feel accomplished, like I want to go to God and say “Look I passed the test!” What you said would happen didn’t! Then I realize maybe the only reason I made it through was because he allowed me to, or intervened, so I could help others who have the same problems, or do something else he wants me to do, just not because I did it right.

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