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God Told Adam

June 09, 2020

God Told Adam

Genesis 3:17 (KJB) 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.

God informed Adam about the curse necessary for Him to place on this earth.  This affliction is a result of Adam choosing to listen to Eve rather than choosing to heed what God told him.  God does not fool around concerning sin, disobedience, and God rightly demands first place in the lives of His spiritual family.

This curse was not only active in the now impure and imperfect sin-filled life of Adam, but this harsh burden affects every man physically alive and walking on this earth.  Because of the continual presence of this weight, the ground is no longer always ideal in growing as it was in the beginning for Adam and Eve.  Rather than living in a lush blooming paradise, the earth is often hard to manage in growing food and essential crops.  Instead, the land can often be unforgiving, dry, and desolate.  People all over this world do face times and seasons of plagues and starvation because of an inability to produce enough high yield crops vital for filling hungry bellies across this universe.

Not only is the scarcity of food a concern, but this hard and sweaty work of tilling the ground is placed squarely upon the shoulders of Adam, causing him, and every other worker to sorrow each day as he works and works to provide for his family as they live on this wicked earth.

Indeed, humanity faces times much sorrow and perspiration in providing necessary provisions for his family.  Though once the earth was quite lush and bountiful, since the entrance of sin, the ground is challenging for humans to manage.  This difficulty causes God-honoring men, like Adam, to work from sun up to sundown in providing necessities for the land is cursed.

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The Gordons have authored several devotional books: Looking Through the Glass Darkly, Some Trust in Chariots, Growing in Grace and Knowledge, Woman of Grace and their latest, Walk Worthy.  There is a free study guide companion for Walk Worthy available on their website.  

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