When You Eat Of It Your Eyes Will Be Opened?

In our frequently asked question (FAQ) in the bible today, we are going to answer the question: when you eat of it your eyes will be opened?

But before we go into this FAQ, let us see the bible verse where we derive this question.

Bible verse when you eat of it your eyes will be opened.

“For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.

Genesis 3:5

When you eat of it your eyes will be opened.

After studying that passage closely as we proposed, common sense should help us to understand that ‘Adam and Eve’s eyes to be opened so they could be like God knowing good and evil’ denotes that they wanted to relieve themselves of being subjected to God’s creatorship, rulership, and leadership.

In other words, they were seeking their independence.

(As you ponder on this fact, remember Nigeria; being colonized by Britain in 1900, finally had the independence they were seeking in 1960.)

Now let us take our minds back to the creation story in order to better grasp this point.

After God created everything and saw that it was good; he went ahead to create man whom He put in charge of all the things He created as we can witness in Genesis 1:27-30.

Now the above passage helps us to understand that God had already made human beings like Himself.

This means that all the qualities that He (God) possessed had been deposited in human beings.

That was why He blessed them and told them to have as many descendants as possible; who will become kings and queens, presidents, senators, governors, etc.

But we must note that what they were supposed to rule over was the fish, birds, and wild animals; and not fellow human beings as we can witness today.

And in order to keep these settings, He (God) provided them with all they needed to eat; in order for them to avoid hunger which will push them into trying to become independent and fend for themselves.

But as man rules other creatures, he himself was to be ruled only by his creator, God. 

In other words, God alone was supposed to lead human beings; to be their king, president, senator, governor, etc.

But unlike God, who could differentiate between good and evil; the man was supposed to do this in his state of innocence – naked and not ashamed – knowing only what is good as Jesus revealed to us:

‘Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.

(Mathew 18:3)

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