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The Most Expensive Meal In History (3 of 4)
Series: Stewardship Of His Gifts
OPEN: A few years back George Beane of Palmdale, California, stopped at a local Burger King and ordered 4 sandwiches at the drive-through window. Total cost of his bill: $4.33. However, when he handed the girl at the drive up window his debit card she absent mindedly punched in the numbers ... and then punched them in again without erasing the original ones - creating a total bill of $4,334.33.
He signed the slip without checking it... and the charge went through to George's checking account leaving him penniless.
The newspapers got ahold of the story and billed the incident as "The most expensive meal in history."
(Alan Smith 6/4/06)
Now that's probably not true. There have been "more expensive" meals in history than that one. I have read of rich people in New York and Los Angeles who've paid far more than that for an evening on the town. But no matter what meal a rich person might buy, the cost of what they'd purchase pales in comparison to one of the most expensive meal in history - the one we're reading about today.
It cost more than Adam and Eve ever wanted to pay. And it literally bankrupted them.
And the sad thing is - it wasn't even the best food on the menu. The Bible tells us that God gave Adam and Eve every tree to eat from except one, and Genesis tell us there were plenty of other GOOD trees to eat from.
"And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground- trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food." Genesis 2:9a
So if that was true (that they'd had all these other trees to eat from), then why did they do it?
It would be easy to say "The Devil made them do it"... but it's more than that.
They picked the wrong item on the menu because they CHOSE to do so.
Eve CHOSE to disobey God.
Now Satan may have "talked her into it..." but SHE KNEW what God had said.
She knew God didn't want her to eat of the ...
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