sin

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The man named his wife Eve (life spring, life-giver), because she was the mother of all the living.  Up until Genesis 3:20 the woman had not been called Eve. We are so used to calling them Adam and Eve, we don’t even realise she had not been called this from the very beginning. Of course she had been called something, in Genesis 1:27 she was called female, Genesis 2:18 she known as the helper and companion, Genesis 2:23 she is known as woman and in Genesis 2:24-25 she is known as wife. This does not mean that The Lord did not have a name for her; we are told in Genesis 5:2 they were both called mankind. The idea of a woman taking her name from man is biblical. It is seen in how the word man encompasses both genders, mankind, human. The same way the church (the body of Christ, the people all over the world who believe in Jesus Christ) gains its identity from Jesus Christ. A marriage emulates the relationship between Christ and His church (Ephesians 5:22-33). 

He named the woman Eve as an acknowledgement of The Lord’s Promise. Even though she had not yet given birth, Adam named her in faith trusting God to bring forth a deliverer, because God said He would defeat satan through the seed of woman (Genesis 3:15

The Lord God made tunics of [animal] skins for Adam and his wife and clothed them. This was their first experience of death. It had been mentioned a lot of times, but for them, it was just an abstract thought. It had not yet become a concrete experience till this moment. An innocent creature had to die in order to provide them with garments to cover their shame. Without shedding of blood there is no remission (Hebrews 9:22). Covering ourselves with our good works is like Adam and Eve trying to cover themselves with fig leaves; it is no good. Jesus died so that we may be robed in His perfect righteousness. The Lamb of God made for us a garment which covers our nakedness so that we are not afraid to stand even before the bar of God.  And clothed them; oh, the endless love and His unimaginable magnitude for forgiveness. The Lord forgave them. Oh, Lord Your love shames me and Your forgiveness brings me to my knees. The gratitude I feel in my heart is indescribable. Filthy worm that I am, you have lifted me up from the mires of sin, washed me clean and clothed me!!!! Praised be Your name LORD of lords!!!! YAHWEH!!!

And the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), knowing [how to distinguish between] good and evil; the note behind this phrase is hard to understand, perhaps The Lord meant it sarcastically towards satan’s empty promise to become like God. Or maybe it was the fact that man had gained experiential knowledge of evil.  and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take from the tree of life as well, and eat [its fruit], and live [in this fallen, sinful condition] forever”— That unfinished sentence, carries a lot of weight, The Lord in His mercy protected Adam and Eve from the horrible fate of having to live forever in their fallen and sinful state.  therefore the Lord God sent Adam away from the Garden of Eden, to till and cultivate the ground from which he was taken. So God drove the man out; from that statement we can tell Adam and Eve did not want to leave, maybe he thought he would never see The Lord again, maybe they thought they would lose His presence. They lost all they had known because of sin and were going to a land they did not know. It is such a sad picture. Eve with her head bowed down in shame, tears streaming down her face, Adam his head thrown back crying out in anguish . I wonder if he tried to hold on.. and at the east of the Garden of Eden He [permanently] stationed the cherubim and the sword with the flashing blade which turned round and round [in every direction] to protect  and guard the way (entrance, access) to the tree of life.  

Though they were driven out of the garden, The Lord had given them hope. And from that moment the promise of The Lord was slowly coming to fruition. Jesus is speaking to us today, let us turn to Him and accept His salvation today.

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2 thoughts on “sin

  1. “He named the woman Eve as an acknowledgement of The Lord’s Promise. Even though she had not yet given birth, Adam named her in faith trusting God to bring forth a deliverer, because God said He would defeat satan through the seed of woman (Genesis 3:15) ”
    I never thought of it like this-quite profound
    great post…greatly moved!!!

    • Thank you, God is good. The bible is a treasure ;everyday God shows us something new and He renews our faith. Let us pray that He will continue to open our mind and our hearts to see His wonderful grace.

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