Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from Genesis 3:20-24. In this passage we are reminded that Adam named his wife Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
We also learn that the LORD God made coats of skins for Adam and his wife, to clothe them, so they wouldn’t have to hide anymore because of being naked.
The LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil.” God was afraid that Adam would stretch out his hand, and eat from the tree of life as well, and live forever.
The LORD drove the man out of the Garden of Eden, to work the ground from where he was taken. Can you imagine how Adam felt to be removed from this beautiful garden that God had prepared for him?
Can you imagine how Eve felt? She may have thought this was all her fault. Have you ever felt like God was mad or upset with you because of something you did wrong?
Instead of the man overseeing the garden as originally planned, God placed Cherubims at the east of the Garden of Eden, and a blazing sword which turned in every direction, to guard the tree of life.
Like Adam and Eve were tempted to sin in the garden, we are all tempted to sin, but 1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us with every temptation there is a way for an escape, we just need to look for it.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
Reading and studying the Word of God will help us to be more aware of our sin. It will also help us to realize when temptation comes our way. If we listen, it can keep us from giving in to the temptations we face.
When Jesus was here on earth, He was tempted like we are, but He was perfect and didn’t give in to the temptation. (See Hebrews 4:14-16)
If we got what we truly deserved as punishment for our sins, it would be death, but we can have forgiveness through repentance and accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior as mentioned in Romans 6:23.
Let’s do away with the weights of sin that weigh us down, and run the race of life with patience and endurance looking to Jesus and God to give us strength and see us through to finish this race of life well. (See Hebrews 12:1-2)
Daily Bible Reading:
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.
Things to think about:
- What did Adam name his wife? Why?
- What did God do about Adam and Eve’s nakedness?
- Why did God drive Adam from the garden?
- What did God put in the garden to protect it?
- How can we win the race of life?
Prayer of the Day:
Dear Heavenly Father,
As we read this lesson, we see more of the consequences that Adam and Eve experienced because of their disobedience and are humbled. Father, please forgive us of the times we have disobeyed You. Help us to always consider Your will for our lives. Thank You for Your Son, Jesus, who was tempted as we are, but didn’t sin. Help us to look for a way to escape when we are faced with temptation. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
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The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150
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About the book:
The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 by Deborah H. Bateman is 30th book in the Daily Bible Reading Series. The book of Psalms contains 150 chapters. Deborah divided The Book of Psalms into five books to make it easier to read and study. Each book contains approximately thirty chapters from the book of Psalms.
Psalm 119 will not be included in The Book of Psalms since Deborah has already published a book about it called: Psalm 119: Thy Word is a Lamp unto My Feet. The book of Psalms is one of Deborah’s favorite books of the Bible. It is a great book to read if you’re ever feeling down or need to renew your relationship with Christ. King David went through a lot of tough times in his lifetime, but he loved God and trusted God to protect him from his enemies.
The book of Psalms was written by various people. About half of it was attributed to King David, whether they were written by David or for David is questioned by some biblical scholars. Some of the Psalms were written by Asaph and some say they were written for the sons of Korah and even Moses and Solomon were writers of the Psalms. The Psalms consists of poetry that was primarily meant to be used as songs of praise to the Lord.
This part of the book of Psalms contains fifteen of the Songs of degrees. They were the songs or chants that the people of Israel sang as they journeyed to Jerusalem. It also contains some of the Psalms of David.
The Book of Psalms: Part 5 Chapters 120-150 contains thirty-eight Daily Bible Reading Lessons. Each lesson contains a brief commentary by the author, the Daily Bible Reading Scriptures, a few questions for contemplation or discussion, and a prayer of the day. It is a great Bible study for individuals or group studies.
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