The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 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.’” - Genesis 3:2-3
you must not touch it. that is what she said.
okay. here we see another boo-boo that eve made. but first let's take a look at what God really said to adam when He first gave this command. "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden, but you must not eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die. - Genesis 2:16-17
God DID NOT say "you must not touch it". i don't know if eve heard the command straight from the mouth of God or if she heard it from adam. maybe adam added "you must not touch it" while he was passing the info on to eve to make sure that his wifey stays very far away from that forbidden tree. i have no clue what happened but somewhere between God and adam and eve's conversation, something was added to the command and it was taken waaaay out of context.
daily soul food: another mistake we christians often make (and this is a big one) is misquoting the bible to fit our need or our want. we take a scripture, add a lil bit of "us" into the mix and take that scripture waaaaay out of context. this is one most christians are guilty of doing. i know i've done this before.
the enemy knew he had eve when he heard her misquote the command. he could easily entice eve because she clearly had no clue what the heck she was talking about. before we go on quoting scriptures, we must learn to read and study the word first and try to understand what it really means. we must be very careful in how we approach and use the word of God. after all, these words were spoken by the HOLY ONE and for us to add or remove or take His words out of context is a terrifying thing to do because we will have to face Him one day and give an account. don't add you into the mix of it. study and speak the Word with a pure motive with a pure heart. when we understand what we speak of, then we have even greater authority to teach it to others.