Is knowing everything always good?

Written on 04/25/2020
Donald Gibson

“Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 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.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭3:4-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬


In a study group a lady wrote, "This has taught me that women are fierce and are easily manipulated.  The snake told Eve to eat from the tree so she could be like God, knowing everything!  She wanted to have the exact same power God had.  Then she told her man, eat from the tree.  Not one time I've read where he said, 'You've to be kidding me.  Didn't God tell us to not eat from that tree?'  He ate from the tree like his woman told him to do!  Then, they knew they were naked!  This should teach us to be obedient to God's word.  Even though there are some things we want to do, we have to listen to what God tells us and even though it may not be what we want to hear, it's the answer!  We should take it and move on."


I told her what she said  reminds me of the scripture that says yes you can do anything, but not everything is good for you. It’s like, yes Eve you could eat from that tree, but doing so is not good for you.  It’s not beneficial for you to do so.


-You say, “I am allowed to do anything” —but not everything is good for you. You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is beneficial.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬


We were already created to be like God. She didn’t need to eat from the tree to be like God. She ate from the tree because of what the end of the scripture says and “know” everything. It was the tree of “knowledge”.  She ate from the tree to know everything, good and evil just like God.  Knowing everything isn’t always good for us. Because she wanted to know everything she then experienced evil. Then she experienced being ashamed when they both saw they were naked. That speaks even deeper. 


Onto deeper.  We want to have sex before marriage so we can know what it’s like or it's good, but if we never had the knowledge before hand with others we wouldn’t have anything to compare to or be ashamed about.  It is because of our knowledge that we can compare and sex becomes something that can make you not be with someone who was meant for you.