Book: Genesis 1-3
Genesis 1:1 begins by saying “In the beginning, God created… ” From the start of the Bible to the end, we see God’s love, His plan for His people, and so many details about His story. The Bible is God’s story and it is a true treasure for each of us. It begins with the details of how He created Earth, everything in it, and the first two people, Adam & Eve.
Who was Adam?
Adam was the first person God created on Earth. God formed him from the dust of the Earth.
He lived in the Garden of Eden.
God placed him in the garden to watch over the plants and animals. God even gave Adam the job of naming all the animals.
Adam is the first of all generations to come, including Jacob and his sons.
Who was Eve?
Adam was lonely in the garden so God made Eve to be his companion.
God formed Eve by taking a rib from Adam and forming it into a woman.
She decides to eat the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil after being tempted by the enemy
What was life in the Garden of Eden like?
The Garden of Eden was a glorious place, Adam and Eve had everything they wanted and needed.
They took care of all the plants and animals.
God would come to the garden to walk and talk with them every day.
They ate from the tree of life, giving them the ability to live forever.
God gave them one rule, don’t eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The devil took the form of a serpent and started talking to Eve. The serpent tempted Eve to eat the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. It only took two sentences for the enemy to talk Eve into disobeying God’s command. She ate the fruit and gave some to Adam and he ate as well. This is how sin and shame slipped into our world. God had forbidden Adam and Eve from eating the fruit from that tree, they deliberately disobeyed God! They knew they had sinned so they tried to hide from God. But we know, God is omnipresent, He is everywhere, and we can not hide from Him.
Where there is sin, there is separation from God, and all sin has consequences. God punished the serpent for tempting Eve -making it crawl on its belly and eat dust for all eternity. God punished Adam and Eve by making them leave the garden and making life hard on them. Because they were kicked out of the garden, they could no longer eat from the tree of life which meant they would eventually die.
The moment Adam and Eve sinned, shame, and evil entered the world. All bad things that happen are tied back to the Fall, but God had a plan for redemption. Jesus, the new Adam entered the world and took all this sin upon Himself. Jesus died at the cross so that all who believe in Him can have everlasting life.
We read about this more in the New Testament of God’s Word. From the beginning, God had a plan for His people & His plan is perfect.
Adam and Eve were the first people on Earth
The serpent tempted them to disobey God, and sin and shame entered the world.
God had a redemption plan in place from the beginning: Jesus!
You will be tempted by the enemy just like Adam and Eve, but through accepting Jesus into your life, all your sins will be forgiven.
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