Sharon Wilharm Bible Storyteller

Eve: Hiding From God

What was the first thing Eve did after giving into temptation and eating the forbidden fruit? She shared it with Adam who was there with her.

“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.” (Genesis 3:7)

When they heard the footsteps of God walking through the garden in the cool of the day, they hid themselves, not wanting to face his judgment. When God confronted Adam and Eve with their sin, Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent.

The serpent was right when he said that eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil would open their eyes so that they could see good and evil. What Eve failed to consider was that knowledge of evil is not a good thing. Once it enters your life, it takes over.

In a perfect world, nakedness was a natural thing. But once evil invaded, it brought on shame and guilt. Adam and Eve tried to hide that guilt by crafting clothing to cover their nakedness, but it was too little too late.

When they heard God approaching, they concealed themselves in order to avoid confrontation. Their sin caused a barrier between man and God that had not been there before.

Finally, instead of confessing their sin, Adam and Eve played the blame game, trying to excuse themselves by placing blame on someone else. It didn’t work.

Like Eve, we mess up, and though we may try to hide our sins, God sees our hearts. He knows what we’ve done. May we take responsibility, confessing our sins, so that we might restore fellowship with our Lord.

Eve’s Confrontation With God in the Bible: Genesis 3:8-24

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