Daily Bible Reading “Consequences of Sin” (Genesis 3:9-19)

Genesis - Consequences of SinConsequences of Sin

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 3:9-19. In this passage, we find that the LORD God was looking for Adam. He called Adam, and said to him, “Where are you?”

Adam replied, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.”

God asked Adam, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree, that I commanded you not to eat?”

The man blamed the woman saying, “The woman that you provided for me gave me the fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”

The LORD God questioned the woman, “What have you done?” The woman blamed the serpent saying, “The serpent enticed me, and I ate the fruit from the tree.”

The LORD God told the serpent, “Because you did this, you are cursed above all cattle, and all beast of the field. You will crawl on your belly and eat dust all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; it will bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.”

The LORD God told the woman, “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and conception; in sorrow you will birth children; and your desire will be to your husband, and he will rule over you.”

The LORD God spoke to Adam saying, “Because you have listened to your wife, and have eaten the fruit of the tree, which I commanded you not to eat: cursed is the ground for your sake; in sorrow you will eat of it all the days of your life. The land will produce thorns and thistles; and you will eat the herb of the field; through hard work and the sweat of your brow you will eat bread, until you return to the ground; for out of it you were taken: from dust you came, and to the earth you will return.”

Adam and the woman had sinned against God. God let them know that there are consequences when we are disobedient and sin against Him. These consequences not only affected them, but also still affect us today.

We are reminded in Romans 3:23-24, that we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, and the only redemption for our sins is through accepting Jesus Christ as Savior.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

Genesis 3:9-19

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 of thy life:

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.

 

Things to think about:

  • Why were Adam and his wife hiding from God?
  • Who did Adam blame for his disobedience?
  • Who did the woman blame for her disobedience?
  • What punishment did God give the serpent for his part in this sinful act?
  • What did God tell the woman the consequences would be for her disobedience?
  • What were the consequences given to Adam for his disobedience?

 

Prayer of the Day:

Dear Heavenly Father,

As we read this passage we see that there are consequences for sin and disobedience to You. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, who came into this world and gave His life on the cross to redeem us from our sins. Help us to do Your will. Forgive us of all the times we have failed You. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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