It’s a hot day.
The egg salad is has been sitting in the sun all afternoon. If you eat it, your symptoms will begin with something resembling dysentery and end with massive weight loss, trembling of the knees and aromas you do not want to share with family or friends.
Wisdom warns, “Don’t eat the egg salad”. “I, wisdom, dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge and discretion. The fear of the Lord is to hate egg salad.” Proverbs 8:paraphrase. To know God’s wisdom is to stay away from the egg salad, don’t even look at it.
Eve learned the hard way. The egg salad looked like good food, was pleasant to the eye, and desirable to make one smarter, she ate it. But God’s wisdom had warned, “On the day you eat egg salad – you’ll be sick and die.”
What is egg salad? The knowledge and opinions of man – and Presidents – that exalt themselves above the wisdom of God. God has not changed his mind about what sin is or the penalty that must be paid.
Eat the egg salad and die, or wise up and live.