Sunday, May 18, 2008

Making It Right

6 And the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and fair to the eyes, and delightful to behold: and she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave to her husband who did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened: and when they perceived themselves to be naked, they sewed together fig leaves, and made themselves aprons. 8 And when they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in paradise at the afternoon air, Adam and his wife hid themselves from the face of the Lord God, amidst the trees of paradise. 9 And the Lord God called Adam, and said to him: Where art thou? 10 And he said: I heard thy voice in paradise; and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.

11 And he said to him: And who hath told thee that thou wast naked, but that thou hast eaten of the tree whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldst not eat? 12 And Adam said: The woman, whom thou gavest me to be my companion, gave me of the tree, and I did eat. 13 And the Lord God said to the woman: Why hast thou done this? And she answered: The serpent deceived me, and I did eat. 14 And the Lord God said to the serpent: Because thou hast done this thing, thou art cursed among all cattle, and beasts of the earth: upon thy breast shalt thou go, and earth shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. 15 I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.

Genesis 3:6-15

The strangest thing came to mind when I read this, it was the similarity in how our parents request things of us as children. I remember as a child my parents asking that we not touch items, either in our home or in the home of others. Or in a sense, not to touch prepared food before guests arrive. As a child this is difficult to do sometimes. Recalling these moments had me realize that at times even our siblings play a role in goading us to touch what we were told not to. And the result after the fact, we all know what that is, off to the corner for time spent in punishment. Punishment, all for touching what we were told not to. The kids today when they are rightly punished, look at their punishment as unjust. The key is in how we obey and when we don't, the result is punishment from our parents. So on that note, we have in our own lives situations of disobedience to our parents will and the result. Amazing how from Adam and Eve and their disobedience we have until this day continued the process of not doing God's Will. He loves us more than our own parents, but we look at him as if he is a mean God when it is us who often do wrong.

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