Genesis 3: Being naked is apparently bad


Eve talks to the snake and learns that the fruit of the tree of knowledge isn’t poisonous and that in fact, if they eat it they will gain wisdom. So Eve eats, and shares it with Adam. Having gained knowledge of good and evil they realize they are naked and make aprons for themselves and hide. God comes into the garden for a stroll and can’t find them. He calls for them and they say they are ashamed because they are naked. He learns they ate from the tree of knowledge. Adam blames Eve, Eve blames the snake. So God curses the snake and Eve, makes clothes for them so they can leave the garden and casts them out before they can eat from the tree of life and not only be as wise as the gods, but live forever like them as well.

In other words:

They eat some fruit, learn that being naked is bad , God gets mad and banishes them from the garden and his sight.

Most interesting bit to think about:

Genesis 3:9 – This is when, having become wise, they realize they are naked and it upsets them.  It’s odd that the authors of the book felt that being naked was bad enough for that to be the example of how Adam and Eve learned about good and evil.

Favorite bit:

Genesis 3: 22 “And the Lord God said, Behold the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat and live forever.” They are banished so they don’t eat from the tree of life, not because they disobeyed.

Funniest bit:

Apparently to keep the snake from further telling the truth to Eve and thus corrupting her further, God makes sure that Women and Snakes won’t get along ever. Snakes will also bite the heels of women and women will always be hitting snakes on the head.

Most annoying bit:

The tree of knowledge clearly wasn’t poisonous and God lying to them about it to keep them from eating it wasn’t very nice.

Moral Lesson:

Your friends aren’t always your friends (Genesis 3:4)
Put a coat on when you go outside, it might be cold (Genesis 3: 21)