Sunday, February 23, 2014

The faith of Adam

When Adam and Eve trusted the words of the serpent instead of GOD and stepped out into disobedience, they fell from grace.

To the woman God said,

“I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16).

Then God made His prophetic pronouncements to Adam (the ground is cursed because of you, labor will be painful, you'll sweat and toil, the serpent will be bruised under the heel of the woman's offspring)

When God was finished speaking, the man called his wife’s name Eve, "because she was the mother of all living." (Genesis 3:20)

God Judging Adam, cropped, by Wm. Blake, 1795
Was Eve a mother yet? No. Adam's naming of Eve was a step into faith based on the future promises of God.

If Adam's faith was so great based on such little revelation, how much more faith should we have based on the incarnation of Christ, the indwelling work of the Holy Spirit, and the completed revelation of God?

"For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:17)


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