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The Gullible Woman!

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

Is Adam and Eve story relevant, today?

Eating Lies. Okay, let's get right to it. When it comes to the bible, some seem to think it's outdated, passed its time, or obsolete to today. I mean think about it. Adam and Eve, forbidden fruit, a conversation with a snake... it just doesn't seem relatable, right? Actually, we can learn a lot from studying the bible. Take my experience for instance. 

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I was a teenager, when a slightly older man told me he was attracted to me. Of course, everybody always praised my level of maturity. So, it didn't seem far fetched to be with someone 21, when I was 17. We started talking and then we were dating. But, our pretty picture had a slithering secret. He was not single, and rather than walk away, I ate the lies he told me about his marriage. The secrecy of our relationship was convenient for me too, because my parents refused to let me date. Yep, he  picked me up and dropped me back off to school before the final bell rang. I know it sounds like I was ditching, but I was actually a model student. I had worked so hard in school, until I had two free periods by the 12th grade. Definitely, worth noting. 

One day, he picked me up and we were talking in the car. As usual, he loved joking around; told me something that was a lie, I believed him, and he called me gullible. My curiosity was aroused. What does gullible mean, I asked? He just chuckled and said, "look it up." God knows I felt insulted. I looked the word up on my own, it said, "easily deceived." All kinds of thoughts ran through my mind, as I had a conversation with myself. As much as I hated to admit it, there was something true about the statement he made. For the first time, I realized I was no different from Adam and Eve. I ate his lies and he ate mine too. Was I not in a forbidden fruit relationship?

Deceived by the serpent. How far from the tree was my apple falling? In Genesis 3:13, Eve admitted that she was deceived by the serpent. Somehow, I had convinced myself that we were together, even though we couldn't be seen in public. If I was Eve's daughter did I not carry the same sensor to be deceived as she did? No wonder he called me gullible, I inherited her trait. He convinced me that it was okay, but I knew it was wrong. Did you know the bible warns us not to be deceived like Eve? 2 Corinthians 11:3. Regrettably, women, it is in our nature to be easily fooled, that is why we really need to know the truth.  

I didn't like the feeling of being called gullible by the man who was lying to me and his wife. Oh, did I mention, he had a couple of more side chic's. I finally left that relationship, but the damage was done. I started forming trust issues, losing my self-esteem, and all the other things that go along with being a gullible woman. I cannot tell you the embarrassment I felt. Not because he called me gullible, but because I was being gullible. 

Silly woman tricks are for babies. My mother always warned me... never to be a silly woman. "They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth." 2 Timothy 3:6 (NIV). Imagine my surprise finding gullible in the bible years later. I even found another translation that interpreted 'gullible women' as 'silly women, just like my mother warned me.' Today, when guys approach me, I look for motives. People lie everyday. What won't a man say to get what he want? Or, even worse, what won't I believe to have what I want?  Deception is real, and the bible declares, it is going to get worse. I want my senses fully exercised, so I can be a lie detector, (lol).

Since my teenage years, a whole lot of lies have come my way, some I dodged and some I fell into. My fight never to be a gullible woman again, has me on high alert when it comes to believing a lie. While, I remind myself of my past experiences, I now study the bible, and pray like crazy to God, to keep me from evil desires. Well, there you have it, Adam and Eve story is still relevant today. Read it, Trust it, Share it. 

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