6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

Why did Satan approach Eve about the fruit in the first place? Why did he focus on its ability to give one knowledge? As I mentioned a few days ago, why would he even begin his temptation by reminding her that God had forbidden this? Well, probably because it would work. Because Eve was a particular way, and Satan knew what that way was, and so he knew the best strategy to tempt her.

Sometimes I have been amazed at the temptations that have come to other people, because I have thought to myself “well no one would ever fall for that,” but then they do! And meanwhile I have had my own temptations, which are very well fitted to my own weaknesses, and I have fallen to them where others never would have! We all have different Achilles’ heels, and frankly many of us don’t even know what ours are until Satan compromises us through them. Then, like Adam and Eve, our eyes our opened to our own shame.

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