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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Misery Loves Its Company

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.' ""You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:1-5)

Somewhere between the end of the last chapter and the beginning of this Lucifer, the Angel of Light, rebelled against God because he wanted to be above God (Isaiah 14:13 - 14), a God unto himself. When God cast him out of heaven, Lucifer, now Satan, gave himself the form of a snake and went down to destroy the paradise God had created. Eve in her innocence corrected Satan's exaggerated assumption, a seed planted to produce doubt in her mind. With the seed planted Satan went on to say that God was holding back from man something that was good for them and He was being selfish. Satan sought to destroy their innocence and in doing so separate them from God like he was separated. Is not the saying "misery loves its company"?