Genesis 2:9 The Lord God made all sorts of trees grow up from the groundtrees that were beautiful and that produced delicious fruit. In the middle of the garden he placed the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Gen 2:16-17 16 But the Lord God warned him, ( commanded/instructed ) "You may freely eat the fruit of every tree in the garden 17 except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you are sure to die.
The Bedoins best friend… It grows for centuries along the edge of a river bed, or Wadi, where it is dry most of the time. Wadis flood during the rainy season… Roots go down and out to the middle of the Wadi to get water when it flows… When there is no water, it goes dormant until the next flood, then comes alive and flowers. It provides suave, medicine, camel food, wood for fire, as well as shade. It provides all kinds of things to sustain life in the meager part of the desert. The Acacia Tree
Arar or Sodoms Apple Tree Very rare in desert… Grows in the middle of nowhere. Roots go down a couple of hundred feet to reach water and survives in harsh desert conditions. The tree gets very green and has fruit the size of small grapefruit.
But when you open it up, it is full of air, and a milky substance that is poisonous… It is worthless and ends up in death.
> An enticement or invitation > to sin, (i.e. make the wrong choice) > with the implied promise >of greater good >to be derived from following the way of disobedience.
Any action, word, desire, purpose, or omission, contrary to the law of God; By omitting to do what God's law requires or By doing what it forbids. A violation can occur in: THOUGHT (what you think in your mind) WORD (what you speak) or DEED (what you do)
Genesis 3 1 The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, "Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden? 2 "Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden," the woman replied. 3 "It's only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, 'You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.
4 "You won't die!" the serpent replied to the woman. 5 "God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil. 6 The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too.
7 At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.
venial sin 1. able to be forgiven or pardoned; not seriously wrong, as a sin. 2. excusable; trifling; minor: a venial error; a venial offense. mortal sin a sin regarded as involving total loss of grace
James 2:10 For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God's laws.
Genesis 3 8 When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. so they hid from the Lord God among the trees. 9 Then the Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?" 10 He replied, "I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked. 11 "Who told you that you were naked?" the Lord God asked. "Have you eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat? 12 The man replied, "It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it. 13 Then the Lord God asked the woman, "What have you done?" "The serpent deceived me," she replied. "That's why I ate it.
Genesis 3 16 Then he said to the woman, "I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth. And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you. 17 And to the man he said, "Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it. 18 It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains. 19 By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.
Romans 3:23 For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God's glorious standard.
Psalms 51 By King David 3 For I recognize my rebellion; it haunts me day and night. 4 Against you, and you alone, have I sinned; I have done what is evil in your sight. You will be proved right in what you say, and your judgment against me is just. 5 For I was born a sinner yes, from the moment my mother conceived me.
Proverbs 14:12 There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.
You must not have any other god but me. Has God Almighty always been #1 in your life? You must not make for yourself an idol of anything. Have you ever lifted up a sports hero, model, etc. as super special, been greedy for money, protective of a special car, toy, etc.? You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God. Have you ever cussed using Gods name? God damn it? Oh my God!, Jesus H. Christ
Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Have you ever worked on the Sabbath and/or not used it to focus on God and His Word? Honor your father and mother. Have you ever spoken back to your parents, or disobeyed something they asked you to do? You must not murder. Have you ever killed someone? Have you ever been angry at someone?
You must not commit adultery. Have you ever been to bed with someone other than you spouse (in your dreams or for real)? Have you ever thought about that in your mind or looked at pornography? You must not steal. Have you ever taken anything from anyone? A friend, spouse, family member, employer? You must not testify falsely against your neighbor. Have you ever lied or gossiped?