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That question gets interesting for me (Refer to Segment-1), because of a statement at the end of the second chapter of Genesis that raises concern by my lack of understanding,
24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. 25 And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed. (Genesis 2)
So… Me, Nathan, a man—has left his father and his mother, and is joined to his wife (Laura). But, who did Adam leave? …
Move into chapter 3, and see…when the woman is deceived to perceive—wow-eeeee—the serpents vision. Because it gets real! I…mean…more real, than life or death! Death has nothing on what we are about to witness here in the deception account of the wife of Adam, whom—after God condemns’—name’s her, Eve (because she was the mother of all the living).
Remember, all that God made, He saw to be good. So everything the man and woman saw, they saw and knew to be good as well, there was no reason to believe otherwise. Now then, how did this test, or…questionable form of communication occur in a serpents mouth to manipulate the command of God into a lie? This is how anyone following after Jesus Christ is equipped to identify between the illusion of something true and truth itself; that is, the nature … of the object. This crafty serpent beast had no business being in the very good garden of God and Man… In the form of what man and woman saw to be good, this serpent uses the very tongue of it’s vessel created by God to speak words even remotely around God’s command? That command was already set in motion (without negotiation)! However, Satan disguises himself (illuming) in the very form of light, although, his nature… Is dark! So then, how?
How could my wife (Laura) know this dark nature without having the fruit from the tree that obviously points out something we don’t have, knowledge of good and evil? How could she discern the nature of that crafty serpent? Am I, being her husband, responsible? Do I tell her, “Welp, tough love honey, you dea..!” So again…
What, do, I, do?
17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the [a]saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3)
— Paul (Apostle of Christ)
See you at the next segment…