Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Revelation of Genesis 3: The Fall

A few days ago, I decided to exhort about the story of Adam and Eve. And I personally chose this part, The Fall. Where they ate the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the garden. I shared this to my fellow youth and finally decided to share it with you here on my blog. 

I know, when you read Genesis 3 or any other stories in the bible, you can get other messages and new ideas. But the messages and ideas that will be shared later are the ideas that I got and God revealed to me while reading and studying Genesis 3. 

Please take time on getting your bible and read the whole Genesis 3:1-24 or open your bible app.

Revelation of Genesis 3: The Fall

1. The Question

Gen 3:1-2

The snake asked Eve regarding what God said about not eating the fruit of the tree. Just like to us, it is important how we respond: to questions,  to just a normal conversation, and to God.

In just a simple questions specially of unbelievers, the way we answer it shows our faith. And we all know as Christians, follower of Christ, we should always stand on our faith on our daily basis. And not just when we are inside the church or when we are with our brethren. 

One of the example I can give you is when someone said, ¨Let´s do cutting class¨. By that simple phrase, you have the opportunity to show your faith and they can see it through your response. And even in our normal conversations. That´s why it is important that we should learn to be aware of the words that will come out of our mouth.
¨The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.¨
Proverbs 18:21

We see in this verse that the snake is confusing Eve by asking questions. The same thing that Jesus experienced in Matthew 4:1-11.

The lesson here is we need to be aware on how we are going to answer these simple questions and phrases. We need to show God´s grace in our life by answering and applying His words and not conforming the lifestyle of this world. Because if we conform in the works in this world, we will get used to it. So let´s answer based on God´s words and make that as a lifestyle.

¨If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.¨
James 1:5 

2. Our Respond Based on our Actions

Gen 3:6

Based on number 1 example, we can say to that person that we will not do cutting class. But our action after that answer is much more important. Because sometimes, our answer is right but our action is wrong. If we say no, but we let other persons to influence us and we commit a sin. That is our sin and we cannot finger point other person.

Same thing in Christian life. We keep on saying on our prayers, ¨Lord, let your will be done¨, ¨Lord, help me to live a Christ-Like life¨ but after that prayer, we still do our things depending on ourselves. We are still dependant of ourselves. Which is contrary of the words that came out of our mouth.

Yes, we are just human. We are a work in process. It is normal to commit a sin. We all know that God loves us and He is ALWAYS willing to forgive us. But sometimes, those words become our own excuses. Isn´t it?

James 2:14-26 

Because a true follower of Christ will stand on his faith 101%. Let´s fully surrender ourselves to God and let Him to renew ourselves. Commit to our relationship to God and live a Christ-Like life.

¨Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!¨
2 Corinthians 5:17 

¨Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.¨
2 Corintians 7:1 

3. Pointing fingers

Gen 3:12

In this scenario, Adan could have apologized to God directly without pointing fingers to others.

The fruit of the tree will give them knowledge and will let them know what is right and what is wrong. It is so related to our life as a Christian. Most of us already finished the bible. Most of us learned most of the things inside the bible through bible study and preaching. But what is the problem? We know the basics but we forget the apply in our lives the true message and the morals of the bible.

You know what is more important than knowledge? Attitude, right attitude. Because Adan already has the knowledge but he lacks right attitude, definitely. Because if he has the right attitude, he will directly humble himself and apologize to God. And so is us. Let´s have the right attitude and humble ourselves to God. Know that God is a sovereign God and a loving God.

So now,  let´s check ourselves by answering this questions:

Do I have the right attitude? 
The right attitude as a Christian? 
The right attitude in living my life and in influencing others?

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2 

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