What came into your mind when you first read the title – Apple?
Well I guess that some thought about their MAC, iPhone, iPad etc… Or even Steve Jobs! However, I’m pretty sure that some of you might have been inspired by the Bible, Adam and Eve or even the first sin.
I can spend hours talking about Apple’s products; I’m a big fan. However, let’s dig down back to the first days of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and let’s have a closer look into what happened when they both sinned.
How would you define God?
Thus I was thinking, what was the biggest sin that Adam and Eve have done that led God take them out of the Garden of Eden? Indeed, let’s present the fact as they are. God created the earth, life and everything in it and He gave them all to Adam and Eve for free, out of love. The only thing He asked them back, for their own benefit, was to not eat from the tree of knowledge.
Long story short, they ate from the tree of knowledge. However, I personally think that if they immediately admitted their mistake to God, things would have been quite different maybe. I’m certainly not trying to find any excuse for what they did, we all make mistakes. However, things did not stop there.
Adam and Eve did not only ate from the tree of knowledge, they tried to hide what they did, and when God knew about it, Adam accused Eve and Eve accused the serpent. None of them took his/her responsibility.
In a matter of minutes, Adam and Eve learned how not to listen to God, to lie and to accuse each other. The problem is not the fruit or the apple. The issue is that they did not value what God created for them. Like seriously, the entire garden of Eden just for two. Awesome, right!?
Thus, they did not value God’s love, what He did for them and they were irresponsible by not sincerely loving each other while placing God at the center of this love.
13 For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. 14 For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”