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Verse of the Week

 

“Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.” Genesis 3:7 (ESV)

What does this verse mean to us?

This Bible verse comes from the story of Adam and Eve. After God created the earth, He created Adam. When he saw that Adam was lonely, he took a piece from him and made Eve. Adam and Eve lived in the Garden of Eden, where they both walked with God.

God then created the animals, and let Adam and Eve name each of them. For a while, Adam and Eve lived in paradise on earth.

But one day, God told Adam and Eve that they could eat fruit from any tree they wanted except for one. It was the forbidden tree. Adam and Eve agreed not to eat fruit from this tree, but one day a serpent came and tempted them until they decided they would disobey God.

Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. Then, they realized that they had sinned and were naked, so they hid from God. When God returned and found them, he saw that they had disobeyed him and so they were made to leave the Garden of Eden.

Though this may seem like a simple story about two people in a garden, it is much more than that. This story is God’s way of explaining to us how we became sinners.

Adam and Eve had it perfect in the beginning: fellowship with God, eternal life, and a home more beautiful than any in the world. But, because of man’s sinful nature, Adam and Eve gave in and disobeyed God when they were tempted by the serpent.

Some might blame Adam and Eve for the fall of man, saying that they messed it up for all of us. But, the truth is that, had we been in that situation, we all would’ve made the same decision as Adam and Eve. Mankind was doomed from the beginning, because sin is just in our nature.

That being said, everything changed in the New Testament when Jesus came to the earth and died on the cross for our sins. Because God sent His only Son, we can all accept Jesus and go to Heaven, a place even better than the Garden of Eden.

Let’s start the week off with a prayer.

“Dear God,

Thank you for this Bible story. Thank you for what it teaches us, and how it warns us against the dangers of our sins. Please God strengthen us, and help us to call in you when we feel the urge to sin, that we may resist the devil and his temptations. Amen.”

-J. Edwards Holt

Scripture quotations are from the ESV® Bible (The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. May not copy or download more than 500 consecutive verses of the ESV Bible or more than one half of any book of the ESV Bible.

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32 Comments

  1. Jen T Jen T

    Well done, sir!

  2. Dmoney57 Dmoney57

    Touching prayer 🙂

  3. Mark T Mark T

    Great retelling!

  4. BEddy16 BEddy16

    Excellent way to begin my week. 😀

  5. Connie J Connie J

    Good job, Josh!

  6. Vik450theman Vik450theman

    Not a bad little blog

  7. Pokemaster56 Pokemaster56

    I enjoy the way you recap the Bible stories, good job!

  8. CarlosG CarlosG

    Muy bueno!

  9. PastorJ PastorJ

    Great for a Sunday school lesson, might just use it!

  10. Yelpoman Yelpoman

    Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve

  11. Tom Tom

    I used to think it was all Eve’s fault, but I see that the serpent had a big influence.

  12. GtotheS GtotheS

    That’s anti-feminist, Tom 😛

  13. Tom Tom

    Yeah, my bad

  14. Flickalight Flickalight

    Little men big treasures was really good

  15. Yancey08 Yancey08

    Yes, have you heard when the sequels coming out??

  16. CarlyX CarlyX

    He hasn’t said officially

  17. RanT340 RanT340

    Saw the YouTube video… great Monday pick me up!

  18. Mustache Mustache

    The story that started it all

  19. DM58 DM58

    Great job, Josh! Loving your blog so far!

  20. BenitaCar BenitaCar

    Very impressed with your work!

  21. Imgoingtocomment Imgoingtocomment

    Genesis: gotta know where you came from to know where you’re going.

  22. Tim Smith Tim Smith

    Nice blog

  23. RobThompson RobThompson

    We’re studying Genesis in my Sunday school class. 2nd graders

  24. B9glam B9glam

    Cool

  25. Diane Diane

    Much to learn from these blogs

  26. Mel Mel

    Awesome job, J!

  27. The poet The poet

    To blog or not to blog…I think you should blog

  28. TraBoy TraBoy

    Definitely going to check out your work!

  29. Valerie Valerie

    🙂 🙂

  30. Random commenter Random commenter

    Excellent work, my friend.

  31. PaulM27 PaulM27

    Good work. Good things to be learned from this.

  32. Cvxx92 Cvxx92

    Really good, dude.

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