For the Good of His Children
by PamFord Davis
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God’s first commandment…

“And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die (Genesis 2:15-17 KJV).”

Surely die?

God spoke truth; sin led to spiritual death.

Satan (the serpent) used lies and deception.

“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?

And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

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.

And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

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 (Genesis 3:1-5 KJV).”

Both Eve and husband Adam broke God’s first commandment (Genesis 3:6-6).

God’s commandments are not a burden to bear; they’re for the good of His children.

“… the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes (Psalm 19:8b KJV).”

Wing His Words
Pam Ford Davis