Saturday, May 17, 2008
21 Then the Lord God cast a deep sleep upon Adam: and when he was fast asleep, he took one of his ribs, and filled up flesh for it. 22 And the Lord God built the rib which he took from Adam into a woman: and brought her to Adam. 23 And Adam said: This now is bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man. 24 Wherefore a man shall leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be two in one flesh. 25 And they were both naked: to wit, Adam and his wife: and were not ashamed.
Now the serpent was more subtle than any of the beasts of the earth which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman: Why hath God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree of paradise? 2 And the woman answered him, saying: Of the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do eat: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God hath commanded us that we should not eat; and that we should not touch it, lest perhaps we die. 4 And the serpent said to the woman: No, you shall not die the death. 5 For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil.
From the beginning God commanded, but what was the one thing that killed the relationship when they were told not to eat of the one tree. By the goading of the serpent they no longer obeyed God's Will for them. Eve disobeyed his command to not eat of the fruit. Throughout history what has caused more grief? their disobedience to orders. It's in all aspect of life. We marry and live out our life often disobeying our spouses, to do what we have termed our own thing. In the workforce, it happens and often we see the result when errors are committed. The same can be said of governments and so on. Little do we realize how much we disobey commands on a daily basis. In this day and age they are often called rules. For Adam and Eve they were commanded to do one thing, and they failed to obey and brought about a succession of disobedience to God. It opened their eyes to how much they have sinned against his Will. When thinking about this isn't that the one thing God asks of us? to do His Will? It's something we all have a hard time doing, isn't it!