Thursday, January 23, 2020

(Genesis 2:18-21) Why God Created Woman

Genesis Chapter 2

18 And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought [them] unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that [was] the name thereof.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

Sunday, January 12, 2020

(Genesis 2: 16-17) - It's all for a purpose

Genesis 2
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

God did not tell man to not eat of the Tree of Life. He told him not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. If you don't know the difference between good an evil, you can't be held accountable, in God's eyes.

The Bible is filled with knowledge of the law. Once you KNOW the law, you are held accountable for keeping it.

Until we read the law, we look to society to teach us the difference between good and evil. None of us have grown up without someone who taught us to be who we have become -- good or evil.

God wanted man to remain innocent. When there are no rules to live by, man enjoys life abundantly. But, it was an oxymoron to give man a rule, because inevitably, man was going to break it. There is no line on this earth that man will not cross out of curiosity; and, as we continue reading the Bible, we will learn that there was a reason that this had to happen:

God created man to show all of His creation how much He loved them. He couldn't do that until man had a reason to need it.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

(Genesis 2:15) I'm working for the Lord

Genesis 2:15
“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”

Man was given a job the moment he stepped into Eden. God wanted man to work. Work should not be seen as a "struggle", but as a "fulfillment".

A man who has nothing to do will do nothing but die. And, the death will come quick. God gave man his ambition. God's goals are what creates "happiness". When man's ambition works against God's will for our lives, THAT is when "struggle" in our lives creates discomfort and chaos.

Do we work to serve God? Or, do we work to serve ourselves? THAT is the question you should ask each and every day before you go to work.

Read Colossians 3:23