The forbidden fruit is illustrative of temptation and sin in general. Eve took and ate what God had commanded her not to eat due to three factors: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the prideful desire to acquire “wisdom” apart from God. We too struggle in today in all three areas in striving to resist sin.
And we pray:
You have promised, Lord, to always provide a door of escape when we face temptations. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to Mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, Hallelujah!!! But when you are tempted, God will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 But we must be looking for that escape hatch and must be willing to use it. We are tempted to please our bodies, eyes, and prideful minds more than to please God; and we pray by Your grace, Lord, we can overcome every temptation that Satan may attack us with. Amen.