Most of us have read the first two chapters about creation & the start of the world, but have you really pondered on the fall & viewed it differently? Well, we’re gonna take a look at chapter 3 of Genesis. Here everything, Adam, & Eve are already created. God had already instructed Adam & Eve to not eat from the tree of good & evil. The crafty serpent, who had Satan embodied in it, had entered the garden of Eden. The serpent said, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Pause here in the story. If you think about it, Satan does this to us. He wants to create a dialogue with us, which results in us doing what he wants. A dialogue is communication between two people, whereas a monologue is one person speaking. Right now, in the story, it’s a monologue of just Satan. Eve said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ” So here, Eve creates the dialogue, which is what Satan wanted. He’s trying to make her be unsure & doubt. Satan does this to us with temptations & even inside our heads. It stays a monologue until we respond then it becomes a dialogue of you & Satan. Any dialogue with Satan as you can see, ends up resulting in what he wants & not what God wants. The only times the opposite happens is when the dialogue is between Jesus & Satan. How to avoid a dialogue with Satan? If he says something, don’t respond. But what Satan said, he just tweaked the question with one word. “Did God really say you must not eat from ANY tree in the garden?” Any is key. That was his way to get a dialogue. If he would’ve said, “Did God really say you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good & evil?” Things probably would’ve ended up much differently, but it didn’t happen that way. After Adam & Eve sinned by eating the fruit, God spoke to them, but they were afraid & hid. It’s like if you did something you know was wrong & tried to cover it, but got busted for it & was now afraid of punishment. That’s how Adam & Eve felt, ashamed & guilty.