applebiteSin is a very tricky subject and we find that the three lusts we have examined occur during and before the next three actions settle in.

Look

Take

Give

1a. Look (Genesis 3:6)

When Eve first looked onto that forbidden fruit the temptation of that food immediately settled in. Not only did she notice the forbidden fruit but she also noticed that the “tree was good for food” (Genesis 3:6). This “look” that Eve made in this particular sin was also root in pride (as seen in point 1).

As with all sins, humans look (if one is blind you still can have the same effect with sin through touch, feelings, etc.), then are tempted, they lust and then sin settles in. Looking is so important to sin that the Bible tells us at least 20 times about warnings related to the eyes (Deuteronomy 7:16, 13:8, 15:9, 19:13, 21, 25:12, Job 24:15, Psalms 35:19, Proverbs 10:10, 28:22, 30:17, etc.). The eye is the “light of the body” as we learned from the Son of God (Matthew 6:22)!

2a. Take (Genesis 3:6)

Eve could’ve turned away from that tempting fruit (the “look”) and simply throw temptation away and not take action, but she didn’t! Eve, like all humans from then on, take of the fruit of sin when they sin, whether it be taking a second look at something bad, taking those Mustang keys, taking the candy bar or taking of anything that you are not supposed to have!

Taking of the fruit of sin condemns us to the consequences of sin.

Give (Genesis 3:6)

Sometimes, the only time someone is generous is when they are giving out something horrible! And in this case Eve gave her husband the horrible thing called sin (Genesis 3:6).

Sometimes people give/offer their sin to other people so they can feel justified by not being the only one who has sinned in that way. Contradictory to the Bible is how man thinks he can justify himself by deceiving someone else into the same position he is in (Proverbs 24:28, Jeremiah 9:4-6, Romans 16:18 and Ephesians 5:6).

In many of the above verses you will see how being deceived leads directly to sin (e.g. Ephesians 5:6). Usually, when man tries to deceive you he means to teach you something wrong, thus giving you the fruit to eat!

But not only do men give sin to others but most take it! Like Adam, we subject ourselves to this same mistake.