The Price we pay for being in the "Know"!
Much of our lives is governed by a curious nature. We are driven by not wanting to be left out.
Eve was deceived by wanting to know what God knew. Read Gen 2:15-17 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
It continues that God did not want Adam to be alone, so God put him to sleep took his rib, and made Eve to be his helper, Genesis 18-24 .
Verse 25 - Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.
Now lets read Gen 3:4-5 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
See Eve was "hooked" in by the temptation on "knowing". She had to know what she was missing. She wanted to know what God knew, or so she thought.
My husband and I get a chuckle out of our youngest daughter's curiosity. She just has to know. If we need her to respond to a message or text right away, all we need to do is say something like "Guess What"? or "I got a surprise to tell you", and she calls right back. She is catching on to this a little but it still works. Because like Eve we are all naturally/fleshly curious. We don't want to feel like we are being left out!
Much of our lives are governed by this, take television, they end a season with a cliff hanger to bring us back next year, we want to know what happens next.
Over the next few posts I want to point out some of the hidden traps that our curiosity gets us into. What dangers we can suffer from having to know, and what Gods word has to say to help guard us and save us from those traps.
Here are a few Questions to ponder about wanting to know.
1.) When was a time that you just had to know something?
2.) How did you feel after you found out?
3.) Were you happy or disappointed in you findings?
4.) What Emotions did this "knowing" bring to surface in you? Happiness, joy, satisfaction, guilt, disgust, fear?
I pray this series of posts will help you to grow. Until next time -