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Summary: Has our quest to overcome the curse cursed us worse?

Gen 3:19 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.

Coming home from my granddaughter's soccer game (they won), I passed by one of the gyms in town and saw a lad on his way in and I was reminded of this verse.

We have spent somewhere around six thousand years trying to get around this curse and what do we have? People earning their bread by the furrow of their brow instead of sweat and suffering MIs and breakdowns from the stress.

Since we eat a zillion comfort foods to overcome the stress we gain all the health issues from that and then PAY someone to go work by the sweat of our brow to burn off the fat. We have to pay to get into the shape we would have gotten by working had we not tried to circumvent the curse. Silly humans, now we are double or tripled curse by our evasive tactics. God knew the body would start breaking down so even in His curse He provided mercy knowing that the daily workout would keep us stronger and we could enjoy our off time. Now, we curse our worktime and lose some of our off time sweating to overcome the curse of our "easier" work instead of working under the curse making lives stronger and really easier. Working with God is easier than working against Him.

We were also going to bring about our own Eden or Paradise with all of our advancements. Yeah, that is working out well as many of our advancements are being used bring Hell to earth than Utopia. Silly, silly humans. We will never learn. Education would bring out the best in mankind and yet the worst of us are often highly educated. We are not very smart because have not started out education correctly.

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Indeed, we hate education and wisdom because we do not fear God.

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

Yes, when will be quit kicking against the pricks and work within His parameters? It is far less stress and sweat.

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