Eyes Wide Open

Genesis 3:6-7
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked.

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Eyes Wide Open
Why was it not enough? Why was being in the presence of God, walking with Him in the cool of the evening and having a personal relationship with the Creator of the universe not enough?
Our first parents, Adam and Eve, had it all; yet it was still not enough. They believed the serpent, and they wanted their eyes open to see what they were missing. Notice the irony: in the eating of the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve’s eyes were indeed opened, and they did see in a way they had previously not been able to. They saw their sin, they saw their nakedness, they saw the once perfect garden paradise plunged into the broken world we inhabit today. And had God left them there in this state it would have been all the more tragic, but He did not. In His infinite love for His creation, God promised a Savior to make new what was destroyed in the fall. And from that point in history onward, God’s plan of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, revealed in the Scriptures alone, raced towards its fulfillment.
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