Lesson No. 566
Genesis Chapter 3
"Because Thou Has Done This…"

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Adam and Eve sin
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. 14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. 17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. 21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. 22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: 23 therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Lesson No. 566           “Because Thou Has Done This…"

Genesis Chapter 3                                                       05/16/2021

1)      Who put the serpent in the garden, and why, and how did God make him?  (Hint: verse 1)

2)      What did the serpent ask of Eve?  Did he ask amiss?  How did Eve answer him?  What did she get wrong by adding to God’s command?  (Hint: 2-3)

3)      Satan then lies- how does he tempt her?  (Hint: verse 4-6)

4)      Eve was not alone in this sin.  Did Adam put up a fight refusing to eat the forbidden fruit?  (Hint: verses 6 and 7)  There is always a ‘forbidden fruit’ that we must use the power of the Holy Spirit to resist! 

5)      In sin, they feel shame.  What does God say when He finds them hiding from Him?  Do we too hide from God when we have sinned?  (Hint:  verses 8-10)

6)      God knew what happened and where Adam and Eve were hiding, notice how He got them to confess their sins to Him. 

7)      Verses 12-13 is the best example of the ‘blame game’ played by Adam and then Eve!  Adam blames God, Eve blames the serpent, but the serpent says nothing- he did exactly what he wanted, exactly as God made him.

8)      So, what is the punishment for Satan, the serpent?  (Verses 14-15)  Note- who is it that ‘bruises’ his head?

9)      What is Eve’s punishment which is for all women?  Pain of childbirth and sorrow, and the conflict with their husbands that they are made by God to love, as they rule over women.  Bummer.  (Hint: verse 16)

10)  What is Adam’s punishment?  The earth is cursed, man works hard by the sweat of the brow, dies, and return to dust from where we came.  (Hint: verses 17-20)  Notice the first animal sacrifice in verse 21 covering man’s sin!!!

The world, all men and women, and Satan are cursed until the end times when the curse us lifted.  Then what did God do?  (Hint: verses 22-24)

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