|Genesis 3:6-7 |
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 its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband, and he ate. [She began thinking for herself, doubting that God was incapable of deceiving her, (doubt is the opposite of faith); believing the serpent and making her first, independent-of-God decision: that the tree (knowledge) was good for her; desiring knowledge to be wise like God and decide for herself whatever was good and bad. The fruit of her doubting and thinking was lust and ambition; that was the fruit of her thinking independent-of-God. "I the LORD search the heart, I try the mind, to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings [works]." Jer 17:10. Doubting and thinking led to lust and ambition, (the fruit), which led to her disobedience, which was her eating the fruit, which resulted in the penalties of God, who gives to every man according to the fruit of his doings, according to his ways — be those ways walking in faith or walking according to "the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the thoughts of our mind," Eph 2:3]
7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.