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Eve’s sinful desire

Karen McCuiston's Ladies Wednesday Night Class
Dec 9, 2015

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Eve’s sinful desire

  1. 1. Eve’s Sinful Desire The devil made her do it!
  2. 2. The Exact Location of Eden is not known • Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; Gen 2:8 • Here to the left is an approximate area of the Garden
  3. 3. • A river flowing out of Eden watered the garden.
  4. 4. • The River became four rivers; Pison, Gihon, Euphrates and Tigris
  5. 5. • Every waking moment her eyes rested on beauty • No thorns to walk on and no rain in the sky ( only mist that watered the garden) Gen 2:6 but streams came up from the earth and watered the whole surface of the ground. • Gen 2:9 The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.
  6. 6. Even More Than the Beauty Around Her • Relationship with Adam • A perfect relationship, never selfish, never insensitive or unkind • Eve never had hormonal imbalances…. • Best of all was her relationship with God • Communing with God as a friend, walking and talking with Him in the garden • Gen 3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day
  7. 7. Eve’s Guilt • Enter Satan, he had lost his exalted position and was not powerful enough to beat God, so he went after God’s creation…Eve • Eve desire to “HAVE MORE” made the devil’s work easy.
  8. 8. • Gen 2: 16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” • Tree of knowledge of good and evil • This was told to Adam…
  9. 9. • Tempting Eve, Satan said…“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Gen 3:4-5 • Gen 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. James 1:14-15 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
  10. 10. Knew They Were Naked • Gen 3:7…so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. • Gen 3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LORD God among the trees of the garden.
  11. 11. Sin Has Consequences • Guilt, Shame and Fear (new to her) • Adam blamed her and now her relationship with Adam changed • Alienated from God (Physically alive but dead to God) • Escorted from the Garden
  12. 12. Immediate Consequences • Adam to toil the cursed soil with thorns and briars Gen 3:17-19 • “I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. • From her womb will come the lineage of JESUS the son of God, who would at the cross triumph over EVIL.
  13. 13. Questions • If you lived as Eve did in the Garden. What part of it would be the most precious to you? Can you see a parallel with God’s paradise and heaven? • Can you remember when you were first TEMPTED? What thoughts troubled your heart? What Satanic LIE fueled that temptation? • Does the pleasure of sin outweigh its curse? • What sins TEMPT us?