Our Bible study which is actually reading the Bible in 365 days begins with Genesis Chapters 1, 2 & 3. This covers God creating light, separating light from darkness, creating the heavens, the earth, vegetation, trees, plants, all living creatures in the sky, water and land, creating man and woman.
A serpent/snake was hanging out in the Garden of Eden, which back then, had legs. The serpent tempted Eve to eat from the one tree (of Knowledge of Good and Evil) that God commanded they not eat from. God gave them everything else. So Eve ate from the tree, tempted Adam to do the same, then Adam passes the buck when God questions him. Adam blames Eve and so then, Eve passes the buck and blames the serpent.
God curses man and woman for all eternity and curses the snake to crawl on its belly and eat dust for eternity.
That’s the short of it. I want to say that the serpent was Satan or the devil but I can find no reference that says that. He was simply a serpent tempting Eve, possibly to sway her away from Adam, possibly to purposely defy God himself, but I’m not sure he was the devil, as God cursed all snakes for eternity and did not speak of cursing Satan specifically.
Hallie’s comments on today’s reading:
“So people are really stupid to defy God in his face, especially when he’s standing right there.”
And that’s it for today. Looking forward to tomorrow’s reading and just wanted to say we are reading the Bible chronologically, so it will be in order of how everything occurred, not just from the beginning of the Book to the End, which I believe is the best way to read it – as it happened.