Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Entrance of Sin into the World

Genesis 3

Adam and Eve lived in the Garden where all was peaceful and bright.
All of creation reflected God’s splendor. What a beautiful sight!
In the Garden were two special trees. The first was the Tree of Life.
It gave glorious health and strength to the first man and wife.

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil was also there to see.
God’s will for them was to leave it alone and therefore they agreed.
Many fruits were available to eat, a bountiful sight to see.
They simply had to make their choice from resplendent variety.

Now the serpent was a cunning foe, who desired God’s creation.
He, who failed to usurp the Creator, was filled with rage and frustration.
He wanted this Garden for his own; looked around with jealous eyes.
His strategy was to serenely imply disobedience would be wise.

He came to Eve with voice so smooth, suggested forbidden fruit.
Evil lurked to devour Eve and deception was its root.
He said to Eve, “Go ahead and try it. I promise you will not die.
God doesn’t want you to be like Him. What He told you is a lie.”

Eve examined the fruit so appealing; decided to partake.
She took the fruit to Adam exclaiming, “Look what I just ate!
It’s delicious. You should try it. I think you’ll enjoy the taste.”
So Adam also ate the fruit and sealed mankind’s fate.

Instantly both of them knew it was wrong. Everything had changed.
Realizing they were naked, they suddenly felt ashamed.
Later when God came into the Garden at the close of day,
They were embarrassed because of their sin and tried to run away.

All of us know the story’s end, the result of sin’s dark stain.
Eve would give birth amidst great pain and Adam would toil in vain.
This is the offspring of sin’s grand deed and how it destroys each life.
Sin steals all God planned for you, breeds discontent and strife.

Hidden in God’s word to the serpent was hope for man’s sorry state.
From Eve’s seed there would come a Savior, his sin problem to abate.
This first reference to our Lord and to His salvation plan
Is the beginning of hope restored for fallen, sinful man.

What about you? Are you saved? Have you given your life to Christ?
His death on the cross was for redemption. He fully paid the price.
If you place your faith in Him as Savior, Lord, and friend,
He will give you peace on earth; heaven will be your end.

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