Humanityís Fall†††† Gen. 3:1-7, 14-19 HCSB†††† Sept. 20, 2015
It is interesting to see sins beginning and existence today have great similarities.† Sin and temptation still
have the similar results.
1.†† Humanityís Fall: and The . . Sham of Satanís Temptation.† .†† 3:1-7
A.†† The Sham:†† The . . Lies of Satan.†† 3:1-5
1 Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the
woman, "Did God really say, 'You can't eat from any tree in the garden'?"
2 The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden.
3 But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, 'You must not eat it or touch it, or
you will die.'"
4 "No! You will not die," the serpent said to the woman.
5 "In fact, God knows that when you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing
good and evil."
B.††† The Sham:†† The . . Liability from Eve and Adam.†† 3:6-7
6 Then the woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for
obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was
with her, and he ate it.
7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves
together and made loincloths for themselves.
Satan presents Eve with a sham about the tree of knowledge as He ask, ďdid God really say?Ē† Then He moves to an absolute lie as He tells Eve if she eats of the tree she will not die.† Satan still works through crafty lies to cause doubt and then denial of what God has said.† If we begin to doubt Godís word we might like, Eve go ahead and act on our doubts until it leads us to deny rather than just flat out obey Godís Word.† We can always find someone who will cause doubt leading to denial about the commands of God.† However when we observe a person who has unwaveringly obeyed the Word of God we can see the blessings that God has produced in such a person.† Most people are helped by seeing someone who sets an example of obedience.† Children can be wisely directed through their parents as they see a steadfast example set by them.† Eve only had the command of God, (which should have been enough), as her guide.† The sham and lies presented by Satan proved to be too much for her.† Her action to Adam prove† fateful for him.† This presents a liability for the entire human race as now all of us are born with a sinful nature.† It is interesting to watch little children trying to do what they have been told not to do as they in a sneaky manner try to get to do what they have been told not to do.† Eve was more bold but the results can be the same.
2.†† Humanityís Fall: and the . . Shambles Caused by Satan and Sin.†† 3:14-19
A.† The Shambles: Punishment For Satan.†† 3:14-15
14 Then the Lord God said to the serpent: Because you have done this, you are cursed more than any
livestock and more than any wild animal. You will move on your belly and eat dust all the days of your life.
15 I will put hostility between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. He will strike your
head and you will strike his heel.
B.†† The Shambles: Punishment For Eve..†† 3:16†††† †††††
16 He said to the woman: I will intensify your labor pains; you will bear children in anguish. Your desire
will be for your husband, yet he will dominate you.
C.† The Shambles: Punishment For Adam..†† 3:17-19
17 And He said to Adam, "Because you listened to your wife's voice and ate from the tree about which
I commanded you, 'Do not eat from it': The ground is cursed because of you. You will eat from it by means
of painful labor all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field.
19 You will eat bread by the sweat of your brow until you return to the ground, since you were taken from
it. For you are dust, and you will return to dust."†† HCSB
Satanís attempts to improve our world as He led Eve in disobedience to make a shambles out of everything.† What He accomplished through His temptations does not make any gains for Him but produces a shambles everywhere He does His works.† Included in the Shambles is punishment for all involved.† God punishes Him first, then Eve, then Adam.† Satan receives the condemnation of having to move on His belly and eat the dust of the ground.† Years ago I heard a preacher say the snake at one time had legs and today they only crawl on their belly.† The evidence from a goggle search gives several who agree.† So the Satanic Serpent eats dust.† Eve, and all women have difficulty in child bearing, but a woman will bear a child that will crush the head of Satan.† This is seen as the first promise of the Messiah.† Because Adam listened to Eve and sinned he will have painful labor all the days of his life.† Work may be different today but still has itís difficulty.† All of this is part of† Humanityís Fall!† Amen?† Amen!