Bible Reading Plan (Day 3)

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DAY THREE — Genesis 3.  Matthew 3

Gen 3
The tone turns from paradise quickly. The plot thickens, and in a way, the story begins.

The twisted questioning of God’s Word is the beginning of all heretical ideas.

FLASH! COVENANT NAME YHWH IS NOT USED UNTIL GENESIS 2 WHEREIN THE CREATION OF MAN IS DETAILED. THEN IT GOES UNUSED IN THE DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE SERPENT AND EVE!

The serpent speaks in half-truths. Just enough sugar to cover the taste of poison.

Sin can be rationalized. “Well, I mean, it IS edible, and it IS pretty, and it IS going to make me really smart…” or in the case of other sins, “Well.. Its just a little look. I can’t really sleep unless I do it.” Or “I budget my money well, this is just for recreation!” Or “I need to relax and this will help me.” All rationalizations for sin focus upon self and not upon God.

Adam fails in his duty to keep the garden and his wife. He does not rebuke the serpent but goes headlong into the rebellion.

In v 8 the covenant name is again used.

YHWH God singles out the man who has headship.

When time comes to confess it becomes a blame game. No one taking responsibility for their own sin.

Curses of the Fall:
– Serpent made the most despised form of life.
– Pregnancy and childbirth filled with pain.
– Destruction of roles of men and women.
– Work goes from blissful joy to painful struggle and toil.
– Death.

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Mt 3

Fast forward 20+ years to when Jesus is 30.

The first word of preaching is REPENT!

He warns against false repentance by people who wish to appear popular.

False converts will face Hell.

Jesus submits to mortal man, even one who knows who he truly is. BUT this only seems to be so, as His actions are fitting to the Father’s will.

We end with another view of the Trinity.

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Questions to Ponder:

* Any other curses because of the Fall?

* Why could God not allow man to live forever?

* What’s the significance of the clothing made by God as opposed to that made by Adam?

* What are fruits keeping with repentance?

* How does the baptism of Jesus fulfill all righteousness?

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