Friday, May 15, 2015

Covenant (7) Gods Response

God came to Adam and Eve, but their relationship was broken by sin and they were afraid.

Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden (Gen 3:8).
They had made their choice. They would not follow God only, but would mix good an evil. Having made this choice, they had to hide from God.

However, God came and found them anyway. There excuses did not work, so they had to face the consequences of their choice. These consequences are announced as curses, but they are really just the inevitable consequence of Adam and Eve giving Satan authority over their lives and over their earth. Adam was physically strong, so if evil worked in his life, Eve would suffer violence and control.

Satan hated God and loathed goodness, so he hated the goodness of the earth. As soon as he got authority on earth, he called in his demonic followers and set about wreaking destruction and violence on earth. The consequence for Adam and Eve was serious. Growing food from the land would become hard physical work.

God did not have to impose the curses he pronounced. They were things that he knew that the powers of evil would do once they gained authority on earth. By pronouncing the curses, he was just announcing what the powers of evil would do.

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