Genesis Chapter 2:15-3:1-24 – The Corruption of All Things Part 5

 

The devastation of all things

 

 

The subtly of Satan

Genesis 3:1-6

 

Satan speaks through the serpent. The Hebrew word for cunning sounds like naked in 2:25

Adam and Eve were naked in innocence. The serpent was crafty and sneaky.

First of all Adam and Eve did not have sex with the serpent. To beguile means to entice

H5377

נשׁא

nâshâ’

naw-shaw’

A primitive root; to lead astray, that is, (mentally) to delude, or (morally) to seduce: – beguile, deceive, X greatly, X utterly.

 

G2603

καταβραβεύω

katabrabeuō

kat-ab-rab-yoo’-o

From G2596 and G1018 (in its original sense); to award the price against, that is, (figuratively) to defraud (of salvation): – beguile of reward.

 

He begins by doubting God’s word

Genesis 3:1

 

“Yea hath God said…?”

Not that he did not use the divine name Yahweh. (Look in Job)

 

He ends by denying God’s word

Genesis 3:4

 

“Ye shall not surely die”

The first lie

Lying was Satan’s craft from the beginning (John 8:44)

He called God a liar

 

The three deadly temptations in this world

1 John 2:15-17

 

1) The lust of the flesh

She saw that the tree was good for food

 

2) The lust of the eyes

She saw that the tree was pleasant to the eyes

 

3) The pride of life

And the tree would make one wise

Jesus would later be tempted in a similar manner by the devil in the wilderness (Matthew 4:3-10)

 

The two mistakes of Eve

 

1) She debated with Satan (Genesis 3:1-2)

2)     She added to God’s word (Genesis 3:3-5)

 

How did Eve know God’s command?

 

Did she know already because she was a part of Adam?

Did she know because Adam told her what God had commanded?

If Adam had told her then was it Adam who actually added to God’s word. This is how you act when you don’t want someone to mess with something. Did Adam tell her “Don’t eat that fruit! Don’t even touch the tree! Stay away from it! God doesn’t even want us to go near it!”

Did he do this because he would leave her alone to go and tend the garden?

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About Clint Rodgers

I am a father of 2 wonderful children and the husband of a beautiful woman who has taught me more about compassion for goofballs than I could have ever learned. I have know Jesus for many years but about 5 years ago I truly met Him and now I do my best to follow Him as I walk in this world
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