Monday, March 9, 2015

Events of the Bible: Fall in the Garden- Weekly Devotion

Weekly Devotion
What we are Learning This Week:
For this week, we are discussing the second major event of the bible: The Fall in the Garden. Last week we were supposed to read Genesis Chapter 3 which discusses this event. Here is a quick synopsis and my thoughts.
There was this one tree in the garden that God told Adam, the first man he made, not to eat from. He was quite clear about this order. Satan, disguised as a serpent, came and tempted Eve, the woman, to eat the apple off the tree, telling her that she would have all the knowledge that God had. She took a bite and handed it to Adam, and he took a bite too.
The sin of Adam and Eve, our first parents, had awful consequences. Adam, who was put in charge of all creation, was punished when God cursed the world. God told Adam that he would have to work the lands for the rest of his life. Eve was punished when God said that she will suffer great pain through her life and child birth. (We have a huge thanks to give Eve right? ;) )
Because Adam was our representative, his sin caused all of us to become guilty before God, too.
Even though Adam sinned and broke God's law, God remained gracious and promised that He would send a "seed" to crush Satan and his kingdom. Jesus in that Seed.
Relating it to Your Life:
I know this sounds almost overwhelming and so many questions arise from that short passage but let me put it into terms you may understand. Though an apple in a tree in a far off garden sounds irrelevant, think about how Satan disguises himself in your life. Maybe he is disguised as a cool friend telling you that going to a party like this one will make you happy and give you a lot of friends. Maybe he is disguised as a cute guy who pretends he wants the best for you. Maybe he is disguised as a drug or addiction of some sort. For me he can disguise himself and tempt me to gossip or be not content with all that I am blessed with. Sound familiar? These things all sound good in the moment and though eating that apple sounds awfully good, perhaps because it is the one tree you weren't aloud to eat off of, God only wants the best for those he loves and gives you guidelines for a reason.
Another questions comes up that says, why does God allow sin? If he is all powerful couldn't he have prevented Adam and Eve from sinning? Yes he could have but he didn't because he gave us free will. If your parents gave you all of these rules but you didn't choose to follow them, they just followed you everywhere and prevented you from breaking them, would you love them? No.
Why doesn't God do something about the sin? He did. His name is Jesus, and he is ready to wipe out all the sin in your life and make your life a WHOLE lot easier, when you are ready.
This weeks reading: Genesis Chapter 4
Comment below or email me any questions or thoughts you may have and I look forward to discussing some more next week. Dong forget to read these sections with me! Talk to you soon!


  1. Lovely post! I love how you relate the lesson to everyday life ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

    1. Thank you.. That is how I best understand things! I am glad you liked it.

      Juliana Grace


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