Genesis 3:13 “Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
The Lord asked Eve: “What is this that you have done?” At a surface level, the Lord here was trying Eve to take the responsibility for what she had done. Adam had blamed Eve. Eve blamed the serpent. Like little children being caught red-handed, they are playing the blaming game. Nobody wanted to take responsibility. This is the way it was when it comes to sin and this is how it is even today.
But on the deeper level, perhaps Eve cannot yet grasp the consequences of what she and Adam had done. Probably, she couldn’t answer the question yet that time. But imagine if that time, they could already see throughout the ages the consequences of what they have done. See the sin, the death, the violence, the murder, the lust, the pride, the oppression, the broken families, the desperation, sickness and loneliness. Imagine if they could have seen all the effects of the fall! Then perhaps the question “What have you done?” would have sinked in to them deeply. Maybe we should also ask this to ourselves every time we plan to dive into sin willingly: “What have you done?”
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