KNOWING TOO MUCH

08292016-Monday


“The woman said to the serpent, ‘From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die’’” (Genesis 3:2-3).

Man had it made in the garden but grew dissatisfied with what he knew and wanted to know more. This self-deifying and idolatrous desire to be like God didn’t bring the autonomy, freedom, and liberation anticipated. Instead, Adam and Eve’s newfound knowledge wove fear and shame into their lives. Thus, it can be argued that we can come to a place where we know too much for our own good; especially when it leads us creatures to think we have surpassed the Creator and no longer have to trust in him.

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