7 Things God did when Adam fell

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Genesis 3:7-24

 

[7] And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

[8] And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

[9] And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

[10] And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.

[11] And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?

[12] And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

[13] And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

[14] And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days

[15] And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

[16] Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

[17] And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

[18] Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;

[19] In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

[20] And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.

[21] Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

[22] And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

[23] Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

[24] So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

 

From this passage we see 7 things which God did after Adam fell:

  1. God came to have fellowship with them as before V8
  2. God called them and asked ‘where are you?’ V9
  3. God asked “Have you eaten of the fruit …?  V11, 12, 13
  4. God pronounced judgement on the Devil and immediately put forward the promise of a Messiah  V14, 15, 16
  5. God pronounced judgment to Adam and Eve  v16, 17, 18, 19
  6. God clothed them with made-to-fit coats of skin V21
  7. God put them out of the Garden of Eden so as to prevent eternal damnation in the hope that they will be redeemed by the Messiah. V22, 23, 24.

 

Oh love that will not let me go …

Behold what love what boundless love the Father has bestowed upon us….

 

3 ways in which God demonstrated His love for Adam and Eve:

  • He immediately pronounced the possibility of redemption.
  • Clothed them with made to measure skin
  • Sent them out of the Garden! So He can redeem them later! Glory to God indeed, in the highest . Amen

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