Photo and Commentary ©2018 by Bev Riter
Sunday, January 14, 2018
While walking in Prague’s Old Town (Czech Republic) a window caught my attention. Not only was it in English, but the image (above) was intriguing to me. The text says: “Three Apples changed the world. The first tempted Eve, the second inspired Newton and the third was offered to the world half eaten by Steve Jobs.” Even though an official Apple Store isn’t available in Prague, the city has this Apple Museum that displays over 470 products developed through the company’s 41 years.
Let’s focus on the first apple, the one that that tempted Eve. According to Genesis 3, God told Adam and Eve they could eat from any tree in the Garden except one. It had fruit that is often referred to as an apple, but it could have been another type of fruit. The serpent tricked them into eating the fruit and God found out. He drove them out of the Garden to labor and toil the soil. This one act caused sin to enter this world – the earth – which has affected all of us since. But God had a plan to rescue man. Here’s the answer: “For God so love the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) Thanks, Jesus, for saving us from the result of that “apple”! To read more, check out http://www.bibleinfo.com/en/topics/sin.