Ye Shall be as Gods
(5) For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Genesis 3:5 (KJV)
In this passage of Scripture, we see that the devil has already planted the seed of doubt and he has already contradicted the Word of God. The last segment to his plan is to make a false accusation against God.
Listen to what the serpent says,: “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened…” Here, the devil tells a half-truth (which is a lie). He told Eve that her eyes would be opened once she took of the fruit. We know this is true according to Genesis 3:7. However, the devil had to add just five little words that would nullify the Word of God in Eve’s mind and would cause her to give in to the temptation.
The devil told Eve in verse 5b that “ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Pride is obviously entertwined with the devil’s statement here in verse 5. He convinced Eve to believe that God had witheld power from them, that He had witheld knowledge from them. Instead of standing on the infallible Word of God, Eve was enticed by the idea of “being a god” and she coveted the power to know good and evil. Well…it cost both Adam and Eve, that’s for sure.
May we never become enticed by the seemingly “good promises” of sin. The pleasures of sin last only for a season. May we be valiant enough to stand on the infallible truths of God Word and not allow pride to cause us to give in to temptation. Give us strength, O God, that we would stand up against the false accusations of the Enemy, knowing that we are always accepted in thee, O Lord.