Chapter Two, Lesson Four
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Genesis 3:1-7 (cont'd.)
V. 2 and 3 - What does Eve add to Gods command as she
takes upon herself the role of spiritual leader and teacher?
She informs the serpent that God said, You shall not eat from
it or touch it, lest you die.
V. 4 - Did God say that?
No - And Satan knew it! So he reassures Eve that she will not die
by touching the fruit, which she again takes upon herself to do without consulting with her
V. 6 - This verse contains just three little words in our English
translations which represent Adam's failure as a husband, spiritual
leader and teacher. They also give the reason for the fall of the entire
human race into sin. Do you see them?
...and he ate. Adam was not deceived by Satan, he did
not even speak with Satan. Instead he violated his God given role as head of his family and followed
his wife into sin. She had been fooled, Adam willfully disobeyed God!
cf. Romans 5:12 and 1Corinthians 15:21-22
V.15 ** Since women, represented by Eve, were the catalyst for
the fall of mankind because of Eves ability to be deceived; should
they all be left with the stigma of her sin?
Absolutely not! They shall be preserved through the bearing
Paul uses the word sozo for preserved, which means to
rescue, to preserve safe and unharmed, to heal,
to set free, or to deliver from. This extremely
descriptive term is used to demonstrate how the honor of a woman is
preserved when she gives birth to a child and raises up a godly or righteous
seed. This constitutes a complete reversal of the effects brought about
by Eves usurping of Adams leadership role. cf. Proverbs
** How do we know that this godly woman is for real?
Because she lives her life ...in faith and love and sanctity
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