The First Lie


Genesis 2:15: 
15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” 

Notice the prohibition here. It matters “…you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil…” 
Only one thing was forbidden; eating the fruit from one tree. 
Then God created woman, and Satan came to tempt her. 

Genesis 3: 1-7: 
3 “Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” 4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.” 

Here is the first recorded human lie: 

Eve said: , "You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” 

Where did God say they couldn’t touch the fruit? 
Notice, the Devil didn’t say that. He only asked if she could eat it. 
So where did she come up with the part about “…and you must not touch it…”? 
That is the first recorded human lie. 

So, did Eve make that up herself, or did Adam tell her that? (she was created after the command was given) 
We don’t know. But consider this human tendency we share with Eve to add to God’s word, often to make him look different than He really is. 

 That’s all.