Their Eyes Are Opened

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e) Gen 3:7: In one respect the serpent told the truth (Gen 3:4–5). Adam’s and Eve’s eyes were opened, but to a shocking discovery. They were naked![1]

The duality of good and evil demolished their prior unity of knowledge, with all things good.[2]

Thus, a sign of their healthy relationship suddenly became shameful (Cf. Gen 2:25),[3]  and they immediately experienced the alienation of spiritual death (Gen 2:16–17).[4]

Ironically, fig leaves come from trees which symbolize the fertility of life.[5]

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Read Gen 3:7. How did the opening of their eyes differ from what Adam and Eve had expected? What did their shame lead them to do? How do you react to shameful experiences?

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Go to Receiving the Crown of Life (Jas 1:12)

[Related posts include Forbidden Fruit (Gen 2:16–17); Naked and Not Ashamed (Gen 2:25); Serpents in the Ancient Near East (Gen 3:1); A World-Altering Conversation (Gen 3:2–5); and A Day of Reckoning (Gen 3:9–13)]

[Click here to go to Women and Marriage Throughout Redemptive History; or to Chapter 6: A Serpent in the Garden (Genesis 3:1–13)]

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[1] Walton, Genesis, 206.

[2] Bonhoeffer, Creation and Fall: A Theological Exposition of Genesis 1–3, 122.

[3] Hamilton, The Book of Genesis, Chapters 1–17, 191.

[4] Waltke and Fredricks, Genesis: A Commentary, 92.

[5] Walton, Genesis, 206.