1. Our first parents, being seduced by the subtlety and temptation of Satan, sinned, in eating the forbidden fruit.1 This their sin, God was pleased, according to his wise and holy counsel, to permit, having purposed to order it to his own glory.2
Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. (ESV)
For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all. (ESV)
Based on Calendar of Readings in the Westminster Standards by Dr. Joey Pipa. Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.