Adam and Eve Refused to Obey God
Remember that God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They could eat every fruit except the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:15-17).
15 Then the Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden to cultivate it and guard it. 16 He told him, “You may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden, 17 except the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is bad. You must not eat the fruit of that tree; if you do, you will die the same day.”
One day Satan came to Eve in the form of a snake. He told her that the tree was good. He said it would open her eyes and she would be wise like God (Genesis 3:4-5).
4 The snake replied, “That’s not true; you will not die. 5 God said that because he knows that when you eat it, you will be like God and know what is good and what is bad.”
Eve liked that idea. She wanted to be wise like God. She looked at the tree. It looked nice. She took one piece of fruit and ate it. She gave another piece to Adam (Genesis 3:6).
6 The woman saw how beautiful the tree was and how good its fruit would be to eat, and she thought how wonderful it would be to become wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, and he also ate it.
Adam and Eve had accepted the advice of Satan. The first parents of mankind had refused to obey God. This was the beginning of sin in the world.