I've heard it said, "It's all Eve's fault!" so many times. In fact, I've more than likely uttered those exact same words. But, randomly thinking (which I do often), I think I understand Eve. In fact, I could've been Eve.
I'm curious. Not just curious but a closet nosy person. I also strive to want to know as much about someone or something as I possibly can. It's not so that I can use the information in a bad way but to get to know that person better than in passing.
I'm also often referred to as stubborn and hard headed. (I think that describes Eve to a T.) Eve was told "Not to touch the fruit from THAT tree. How many times, I wonder did she get ready to walk away, only to go right back to it? Yep, she was hard headed. I know that if something looks like it would taste good, smells good, makes my mouth water, I'm going to take a nibble..just a little.
I'm not proud of having an Eve like nature but there's something freeing about admitting that I would've taken a bite AND SHARED some of that fruit. I know I would've. I mean, that's what friends are for, right?
Speaking of biting apples and friends. This reminds me of a little girl, 4 years old who was watching an apple dangle back and forth from a string. The game was to bite th apple without using her hands, just her mouth. The problem was, the little girl was missing her 4 front teeth. All of the other kids had found success in biting their apple while she became frustrated to tears. Her twin sister saved the day. She bravely walked up to that apple and bit it for her and said, "There, Neecy!" (By the way, that little girl was me and "Eve" was my sister.)
I'm not justifying the fact that when one person does something wrong, that we are to say, "Yeah, me too, whew! Glad it was her and not me!" BUT, I ready to face the facts. I am who I am and because of His grace, I have been given many do-overs.
How about you? Would you have tasted that fruit?
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