Genesis 3:14-19 14 So the Lord God said to the
serpent, “Because you have done this,
“Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly
and you will eat dust all
the days of your life. 15 And I will
put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and
you will strike his heel.”
To the woman he said, “I will make your pains in childbearing very
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from
the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ “Cursed is
the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. 18
It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until
you return to the ground, since from it you
were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
God’s method in condemning sin is
always to trace sin to its source. Although punishment may be delayed, as in
the case of physical death, it comes. There are four points to notice
concerning God’s condemnation
The serpent’s judgment.
The serpent caused the man harm and was cursed and so was the devil who used
Eve’s judgment. She
would have pain in childbearing, dependence upon her husband and subjection to
Adam’s judgment. His
was connected to his work. His former delightful occupation now became toil
involving sweat, suffering and all the anxieties that comprise the economic
situation of today.
Death. Satan said it
wouldn’t happen. But it did. God is never mocked. His purpose behind His every
word will be fulfilled.
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