Genesis 3: 7-13….A list of losses.

Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.
And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.

Comment: What had this disobedience gained for Adam and Eve? They had a new experience – rebellion and disobedience to God! Their eyes were opened to wrong choices and this was a new ‘liberating, but ‘enslaving’ situation. Here we see a perfect definition of sin – choice of my over God’s plan for life. But they lost several things as listed here. i) innocence as to their anatomical differences; ii) a disruption of their intimacy with their Creator; iii) they learnt to pass on blame at the cost of honesty. He blamed her and she blamed the snake!

Prayer: Thank You for ultimately providing a way of healing for these ‘set-in-place’ wrongs of disobedience,

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