Despite the immense privilege and responsibility of looking after God's creation, there was one major rule Adam and Eve were expected to keep. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil was off limits. They were
expressly forbidden from eating any of its fruit. And the consequence of breaking this rule was dire—they would surely die.
At first, Adam and Eve observed the rule with no problem whatsoever. But one day, all that changed. They were off doing their own thing in different parts of the garden when Eve came across the forbidden tree.
Even more intriguing, she came across another visitor to the tree—a beautiful serpent.
The serpent urged her to take a bite of the fruit. At first Eve refused, saying it was against the rules and would result in death.
But the serpent insisted, "You won't die." It claimed God just wanted to forbid them from eating the fruit because He knew that if they did, it would make them like God Himself. It would give them the knowledge
of good and evil. The line worked like a charm. Eve ate the forbidden fruit and, not only that, she then found Adam and convinced him to have a bite too.