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This week as we are reading through the Bible we have been in the book of Genesis. And though this book is filled with all kinds of stories that we all grew up with this week for me has been a bit different. I am noticing more clearly the rise and fall of man in these first 5 chapters.
It started with God creating us this wonderful world. Taking great care into every detail to make sure everything was perfectly designed for us. We also noticed that not only did He lay out the design of the world but, He also laid out the design of marriage. Right. In . The. Very. Beginning. This was the rise of something great. Yet, as we all know what comes up must come down.
Eve, takes her eyes off God. She allows Satan to step in and convinced her to take her eyes off of what God wanted and to do what she truly wanted. Free will exercised for bad not good is shown very clearly in that very moment. Yet God showed grace.
Yes, we were still punished for her wrong doing but we also know that God puts another plan in action. (Genesis 3:15). He had already decided that there was a way out of this mess through His son Jesus. Already He loved us enough that He was going to give up His son for us!! From the very beginning God was extending us grace.
Finally this week we seen what happens when we allow jealousy and envy to consume us as we dug into the story of Cain and Able. As you know Cain kills his brother because he is jealous over the relationship that he and God has. Not that God didn’t want the same kind of relationship with Cain that He had with Able. Cain, however didn’t give God His best. Which ended in the first murder recorded in the Bible.
So what do we do with this massive amount of information that has been given to us this week? More importantly how do we apply it to us today? For me I see a common problem with all these events. When we take our eyes off God we will fall. Had Eve not taken her eyes off God we would all still be in that perfect garden. Had Cain not taken his eyes off God then he would not have been consumed with jealousy and envy, that lead to killing his brother. Yet, God knew these things would happen and He already had a plan for our salvation.
My prayer is that we never take our eyes off God. Yet, when we do that we remember that we are still loved and that God has a plan for us even in those moments.
This post is part of a Blogging Through The Bible series that I have been following Courtney on. To learn more about this series, find out ways that you can join in or just gain extra encouragement then by all means click the image below. Courtney and her leadership team have been working hard to proved those participating in this with all the materials that they may need. If you don’t blog then no problem we would love for you to read alone with us……
Be Sure To Check Out The Posts That The Rest Of The Leadership Team Posted About This Week’s ReadingMisty From Beautiful Ashes wrote Back To The Beginning Mandy From Worshipful Living Wrote How Sin Entered The World And Our Hearts
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