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Story 3b: Adam and Eve (The Fall)

Genesis 2:7-3:24

 

 

The Bridge: When God created man in His image, He put him in Eden, a wonderful place that contained everything that Adam could want or need. In the garden was also “the tree of life,” which showed that God was and is the source of eternal life and blessing (Genesis 2:9, Revelation 22:14).

 

The Story:

  • God reminded Adam that he was to trust Him and obey Him. So, He told Adam that he could eat anything in the garden except of the “Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.” If he did, he would die. One day, Lucifer came to Eve in the form of a snake to deceive her into disobeying
    God. He told her that she would not die if she ate from the fruit of the tree but she would be like God (Genesis 3: 1-5). “When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and
    ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.” (Genesis 3:6).
  • As a result of their disobedience, they took their eyes off of God and each other. “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings.” (Genesis 3:7). When they heard God coming in
    the garden, they became afraid and hid themselves. When God asked why they were hiding, the man said, “The woman whom You gave [to be] with me, she gave me from the tree, and I ate.” Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said,
    “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” (Genesis 3:12-13 ).
  • God said to the snake, “You are going to bruise the seed of this woman, but He is going to crush your head.” God said to Adam, “The ground which you work will now be cursed with things that will make you toil as you work.” He also told Adam that “From the dust you came, to the dust you will go.” He said to Eve, “You will have pain during childbirth.” (Genesis 3:14-19). God made clothes for them from an animal skin, so there was a blood sacrifice for their sin.
  • Then God removed them from the garden to show how disobedience and sin separates us from the presence of a Holy God; “therefore the LORD God sent him out from the garden of Eden, to cultivate the ground from which he was taken. So He drove the man out; and at the east of the
    garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim and the flaming sword which turned every direction to guard the way to the tree of life.” (Genesis 3:23-24).

 

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