Kids' Bible Stories

Temptation

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When God had created the world and all living things, He made a man of flesh, called Adam. God allowed Adam to live in a most beautiful garden, called Eden. God was very happy with all He had created. The garden was beautiful. There was no sin, no sickness and no death. Because there was no sin, Adam could be with God and talk to God.

But Adam was lonely, so God took one of Adam's ribs and made a wife for him. Her name was Eve and she was to be his helper. There were two trees in the middle of the garden; the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God told them not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil because they would die.

A beast, called a serpent, also lived in the garden. The Devil came and lived in the serpent and when he saw Eve walking alone through the garden, he spoke to her. Eve should have run home to her husband but instead, she stayed and talked to the stranger. The serpent was very clever. He lied to Eve and told her she could eat of the forbidden tree and not die. This is how sin came in to the world. Eve believed the Devil, instead of God.

We are tempted when other people try to trick us, into believing and doing the wrong things. Jesus says we should pray to our Father in Heaven to keep us from being tempted. The Bible also tells us that sin happens when we don't believe God. We need to be careful of people who keep telling us things that are different from what God tells us in the Bible.

Eve's sin brought death and sickness into the world. Because God hates sin, He had to put Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden. From that day on, Adam and Eve had to work very hard. God made the earth bring forth thorns. He also made the evil serpent to forever crawl on his belly, like a snake.