A couple of random thoughts on spiritual things:
- In the apologetics course that our church is offering to the public, we looked at Genesis 3. This is the chapter were Adam and Eve choose fruit over God. I know that the core of their disobedience was a heart that wondered if there was something better, but has there ever been a worse trade. I will trade perfect joy for a bite of a pear. Huh. Not equal value, really.
-When they made the choice to rebel against God, 100% of the human population on the planet at that moment fell. There was not a sinless person left.
-I am still puzzled by the origin of evil in the first place. What was the origin of that first rebellious inkling in the mind of Satan?
-Leave apples alone. It wasn't an apple. Probably a tomato. Tomatoes are fruit, you know.
-Will heaven be better than Eden was? I think so.
-I wonder if later in their lives, Adam and Eve could remember the details of the Fall. We tend to forget things as we grow older. I have to think that as their minds aged that the wonder of an unfallen world became harder and harder to recall. Dulled by sin and pain, I bet they began to view death as a gift, a relief from crushing regret.
-Just a speculation, but I bet that Eve was unusually viscious with any snakes she encountered.
-The first Adam blew it. The second Adam, though thoroughly tempted, did not.