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Origins (4 of 32)
Our story ended last week with a picture both of Judgment as well as Hope. Adam and Eve no longer in a state of innocence, having rebelled against their creator. They made fig leaves to cover their nakedness, hid from God. God found them as He always does - the blame shifting began. Now God is going to vocalize Judgment.
1. God Judges The Serpent - Genesis 3:14-24 (NAS)
a. Physical Curse- 14 The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;
b. Spiritual Curse - 15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel."
So there we have the Proto Evangel. The first clear indication that through the seed of the woman - a MALE child. All that went wrong in Eden would be set right. In doing so he would crush the head of Satan, and find himself bruised in the process.
Don't you know that from that promise, with the birth of every son Eve wondered, could this be the one?
2. God Judges The Woman - a. Physical Curse - 16 To the woman He said, "I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bring forth children; b. Spiritual Curse - 16b. Yet your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you."
This is basically speaking of the fact that it will be difficult for the woman to follow her husbands leadership. It will not come naturally. But this role will not be reversed, He will rule over her.
Submission is not part of the curse - difficult submission is.
3. God Judges The Man
a. Physical Curse - 17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of y ...
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