The Lord, your God, shall you worship
and him alone shall you serve.
Six Verbs In Genesis Chapter 3 that Compose the Sequence of Seduction
To See – The Woman saw that the tree was good for food – Rebellion always begins as an image in the imagination
To Desire – She desired the fruit for gaining wisdom – Unchecked, temptation produces uncontrolled passions
To Take – She took some of its fruit – When you act on uncontrolled passions, it no longer stays in the imagination and becomes an act of sin
To Eat – And she ate – Sin is internalized in our souls as a fruit is absorbed by the body
To Give – She also gave some to her husband – Sin is interpersonal, never private. What we do behind closed doors, even alone, is an interpersonal sin.
To Hide – they realized they were naked and they hid – The end result of sin is hiding from God in the church. We don’t go to church when we are not in communion with God, because we don’t want to face God or the reality that I am in rebellion with myself.