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The first thing that came to my mind when I read this question was God’s kindness. God is holy and allows us to experience the consequence of sin, but at the same time he is so gracious. I think we see this even with Cain after he killed Abel and God marked him so that if anyone killed him they would be avenged 7 times.

As far as temptation, I think Satan uses the idea that God is withholding something from us as a lie that gets us to doubt his goodness. He told Eve that she was missing something in not knowing good and evil, and she was, but she was missing something she could live without. This is a lie that has deceived me before. I hate that. With a God so gracious to show kindness in our disobedience, why would we ever doubt his goodness?