Today’s passage: Genesis 3:1-13
- The devil in some way became or possessed the serpent (Revelation 12:9, 20:2).
- God had given Adam and Eve dominion over all the animals on the earth. Satan used an animal to subvert God’s order.
- The devil sought to undermine Eve’s (And Adam’s, who was “with her”) trust in God.
- “Did God really say?”
- “You shall not die.”
- “For God knows that when…”
- After man sinned, God initiated contact. Man hid from God, but God searched man out. This evidences God’s proactive gracious love toward His people.
Questions to consider:
- Was Eve’s recounting of God’s command accurate? What was added? How could that addition (Legalism?) have made understanding God’s good will and intention more difficult?
- Why do you think God asked Adam and Eve questions after they sinned against Him? Did He not already know the answers? What was He doing for them? How can we help others better and what do we learn when we ask questions instead of firing off accusations?
- When Adam and Eve desired to be “wise” in their own right, who had displaced God as the “lord of their life?” How did this change in authority effect Adam’s view and treatment of God (Who did Adam blame for his actions – Verse 12)? In what way is all sin a rejection of God as Lord?