The Fall of Adam and Eve

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Genesis 3:1-8.‏


[1] Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
[2] And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
[3] But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
[4] And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
[5] For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
[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.
[7] And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
[8] And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.


Eve did not know exactly what God had said to them. She just had an idea. Many are like that. We need to study the word of God lest Satan takes advantage over us.

CHALLENGE: have you ever read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation? Or do you just read your favourite passages every day?

There are three roots of sin are manifest here in Verse 6.

  1. She saw that the tree was good for food – lust of the flesh
  2. Peasant to the eyes – lust of the eyes
  3. Desired to make one wise – the pride of life

Read 1 John 2:16


The Devil gave the same three temptations to Jesus, but thank God that where Adam failed, our Saviour defeated the Devil! Read Luke 4.1-13.
How?  Jesus did this by using the word of God. “It is written …..”
Don’t argue or chat with the devil. Speak the word of God to him.