He DID Eat. Part 1

Did God really say...

Did God really say…

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Genesis 3:6

For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner. 1 Timothy 2:13-14

So what are we to make of it?

Most people cite Eve as the one who sinned by taking a bite of the fruit, don’t they? But here we see it: her sin was not in taking that bite; it was in being deceived. The root of it all was listening to the enemy, believing the enemy of our souls.

And don’t we all?

Who among us does not fall for this same deception every time? We know God is good, but we listen to all sorts of accusations against Him, instead.

We seek and seek and seek. All we want is something for the tummy, a few pretty things around us, and some understanding of life, right?

That also is all Eve sought.

So, backed up by lies from the enemy of her soul, and adding a few choice accusations of her own device, against her God, she jumped right in. No fear.

Why is it we seldom fear doing wrong, or we overcome our fear of doing wrong, hmm? And we fear all the other stuff, the work, the time, the losses, etc., that we think come from doing right?

I mean, the classic is this, “I will have nothing to eat tonight if I do not steal this loaf of bread.” Sad, of course, but is it true? And is it wrong to go hungry one night? Whatever happened to praying, to waiting for the Lord to act, to trusting Him instead of trusting in the dispenser of grim misery?

I don’t know. I do know that God singles out for protection those who blatantly depend upon Him. The stories abound. He provides. He provides all we need, whether food, surroundings, or wisdom. All we need do is ask Him, which is the only thing we hesitate doing.

God is always at the bottom of our list.

We would rather yell, lie, steal, curse, or ANYTHING besides humble self at the foot of the Throne.

Yet, I have seen the Lord provide even HAY for the HORSES of those who believed, during a prolonged drought. It, literally, appeared out of nowhere — seven square bales of hay, less than an hour after asking God.

I have seen God work to provide water for someone with a broken well. He has provided a lovely house for people whose home was taken away from them by wicked greedy people.

We hear of it all the time. But we do not trust God.

So we nibble on that apple.

And we like it.

And we try to get hubs to join us.

And he did eat. . .

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4 thoughts on “He DID Eat. Part 1

  1. Karen says:

    Amazing Katharine, how deeply you think. Please share with us/me how the Lord taught you to dig so deep. I pray that one day God will bless me with wisdom.
    I know I must learn to be faithful in what He has given me so far.

    Thanks friend.

    • katharinetrauger says:

      Hello, Karen, and what a kind thing to say!
      Yes, we must walk in the first wisdom He gives us, but to get more, we need only ask, as He says in James 1, He gives generously to all who ask.
      I have often been told I think too much. Perhaps that is how it seems to others, but it feels like just the right amount to me, and if I keep it to myself, it should not bother anyone, hey?! In normal conversations, I cannot really expound, due to interruptions caused by people who are bored with me thinking too much.😐
      However, I can unload anything I need on a blog site and smile, since I know anyone who has a problem can just turn the page.
      The answer to your question is that we:
      1. walk in the light we already have
      2. ask God for more wisdom and receive it
      Then the 3rd thing is to realize all wisdom is already in the Word and if anything contradicts any part of the Word, it is time to re-evaluate. That is how so many get mixed up; they allow unBiblical thoughts to take a place in their thought processes. It’s like putting diesel in a vehicle that needs gasoline. Ick!
      So:
      1. walk in the wisdom you already have
      2. ask God for more
      3. know the Word
      4. constantly re-evaluate all puzzling concepts
      I remember as a child, being totally impressed with Solomon’s prayer in his dream. He did not care for riches or ease, but just wanted the wisdom to do right, to do his best. Even as a child, I wanted wisdom, like Solomon did. And I know there is a verse somewhere that says: In all thy getting, get wisdom. It’s been like a mantra for me all my life. (And that’s a long time! 🙂 )
      I think your current fascination with wisdom is a good starting place. Don’t give up. Hang on to that desire with all your might. He gives generously!

  2. Karen says:

    I am so thankful that you DO let some or a lot of your thoughts out for me to read. I am so encouraged by what you share. So don’t hold back please. God has blessed you with a gift. Please use it to full capacity. I am challenged.

    Pro. 4:7 WISDOM IS THE PRINCIPAL THING; therefore GET WISDOM: and with all thy getting get UNDERSTANDING.
    My hubby quotes this verse often so I am familiar with it. NOW I NEED TO GET IT, right?

    • katharinetrauger says:

      😀 Thanks for supplying the reference, there! My poor brain was nigh asleep when I wrote that!
      Yes. You are right. We can memorize and discuss all day every day, but until we do, it’s just empty words. Yikes.

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