When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took some of its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.
Genesis 3:6 NASB
Shortcuts. Who doesn’t use GPS or a map in search of the quickest route to their destination? This is exactly what Eve saw in the forbidden fruit: a shortcut to wisdom. As with amassing material wealth, foolish people will try to circumvent the hard work that goes into acquiring wisdom.
“Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise later in life.” Proverbs 19:20 NASB
Becoming wise is an intentional commitment and way of life. It will always be a journey of exploration in God’s Word. No shortcuts. 🚦