6 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. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
Ironically, “open eyes” does not make their lives better, it doesn’t make them smarter or wiser, having their eyes opened causes them to experience shame, guilt and the loss of innocence. Although our “original innocence” may be lost, our new lives in Christ has given us a new birth experience and the responsibility to guard what we look at with our eyes. As one of my mentors used to describe it, “Be careful what you allow to enter your life through the “eye gate”
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Invite the Holy Spirit to be present with you in this moment
And then, wait. Allow God’s peace to draw near.