June 2-3 Spiritual Adventure Plan

Keith Schubert
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Read: Genesis 3

 

The consequences of taking this bad advice we read about in Genesis 3 were and are horrific. Adam and Eve knew shame. They were alienated from themselves, alienated from each other, alienated from their God, alienated from their work, alienated from creation. Now death reigns.  Spiritual death began on that day, and physical death as well. 

 

What a hard and painful story.  But as is ALWAYS the case with our God, their story doesn’t end with hopelessness.  Even in this story of death & separation there are what I call little “grace notes” throughout this song.

 

The first GRACE NOTE is this: In response to the first sin we are told, “And the Lord God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.” (Genesis 3:21) Adam and Eve were running around in stitched fig leaves at this point, and they looked severely fashion-challenged. So God becomes a tailor.

 

But something so much more deep and profound is happening here. God is covering them, He’s clothing them, not so they can stay warm, but so they could come into His presence without being overwhelmed by shame. That’s what’s REALY going on. 

 

But as amazing as that GRACE NOTE is, there’s a second one that is even more amazing.  It shows the plan of God for salvation through the entire whole of Scripture.  In Genesis 3:15 God says, “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.”

 

God says to this serpent in verse 15 that there will be enmity between the serpent and the woman and her offspring, but the serpent will strike at his heel, but the woman’s offspring will crush the serpent’s head. 

 

And that day came. Do you know who that man was that crushed the serpent’s head? 

 

That was Jesus Christ. God will not give up His dream.  

 

So He sent His one and only Son in the act of the ULTIMATE act of grace.  

 

That’s the grace for Adam and Eve and you and for me.

 

Close your time in prayer.

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