Her friends warned her not to open the door to strangers.
Her friends told her the wicked queen was out to get her.
In the original story Snow is even more stupid than she is in Disney's version -- she gets close to death twice before the third and deadly time.
You think she'd have gotten a bit smarter after two attempts on her life by the same person!
Sadly, this kind of thing happens to people all the time, people like you and me.
The poison so many quickly and eagerly consume is the poison of Unforgiveness.
Some cling to it as if it is life itself.
It eats away at them until they are dead to real life and will willingly choose unforgiveness and bitterness over those they love.
When people choose unforgiveness they won't fall dead immediately as Snow White did from the apple, but they will die from it, a slow and painful death.
"And they refused to listen, And did not remember Thy wondrous deeds which Thou hadst performed among them. So they became stubborn and appointed a leader to return to their slavery . . . But Thou art a God of forgiveness; Gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness;" Nehemiah 3:17
If you don't know God as a God of Forgiveness and Grace and Compassion look at your life. Examine what you are holding onto. See what you think on, what has power over you.
Are you holding onto unforgiveness?
The most famous prayer in the world, The Lord's Prayer, tells us we will be forgiven as we have forgiven those who have wronged us.
Have we done that?
Unforgiveness will poison our relationships, will get between us and God; will get between us and those we love.
You can't love and not forgive.
You can't be filled with bitterness and expect to love anyone (including yourself).
A fragment from the Love Chapter, 1 Corinthians 13, says it all:
"If I do not have love I am nothing."