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Summary: 6 of 7. Genesis chapter 3 precisely documented the original appearance of sin. But what is significant its entrance? 23 considerations regarding the entrance of sin. Sin entered in with ...

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WHEN SIN ENTERED IN-VI—Genesis 3:1-24

Need:

Why are things the way they are? Why does it seem that my life is an uphill battle? Why is my marriage so strained? Why is my spouse so difficult to live with? Why do we argue all the time?

Genesis chapter 3 precisely documented the original appearance of sin.

The original appearance of sin is precisely documented in God’s word.

*What is significant about the entrance of sin?

*How is the entrance of sin to be regarded or how is it significant?

23 considerations regarding the entrance of sin.

Earlier in Genesis 3 we found that Sin entered in with ...

1. CUNNING(:1a)

2. IMPLICATION(:1b)

3. Self-PROTECTION(:2-3)

4. BLATANT UNDERSTATEMENT

5. BLATANT OVERSTATEMENT(:5)

6. RATIONALISM(:6)

7. KNOWLEDGE (:7a)

8. COVER UP(:7b)

9. FEAR(:8)

10. PARENTAL CONCERN(:9)

11. LIMITED CONFESSION(:10)

12. BLAME(:11-12)

13. ADMISSION (:13)

Curse upon Satan:

14. Satan’s HUMILIATION(:14)

15. CLASS HATRED(:15a-c)

16. Satan’s DEFEAT(:15d-e)

Curse upon the Woman:

17. MONUMENTAL PAIN (:16a-b)

18. MARITAL COMPETITION(:16c-d)

Today we will look at the Curse upon the Man:

19— Sin entered in with a...

WEAK CHOICE for AUTHORITY(:17a)

Explanation: (:17a)Weakness for the woman/Choice

:17—“Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, & have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’:....”

Now God brings the result of his sin upon his world. This is because the man entered into sin because he “heeded the voice of his wife,” rather than the voice of God.

“Ground”—hmda ad-aw-maw’—1) Ground, land. Strong—Soil (from its general redness):-- Country, earth, ground, husband[-man] (-ry), land.

“Toil”(See :16—“Sorrow”)—Nwbue its-tsaw-bone’—1) Pain, labour, hardship, sorrow, toil. Strong—Worrisomeness, i.e. Labor or pain:-- Sorrow, toil. Used 3X.

Argumentation:

1Cor. 7:27-35—“Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; & if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you. But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none, those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess, & those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away. But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord--how he may please the Lord. But he who is married cares about the things of the world--how he may please his wife. There is a difference between a wife & a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body & in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world--how she may please her husband. And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, & that you may serve the Lord without distraction.”

1Pet. 3:1-7—“Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. Do not let your adornment be merely outward--arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel-- rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle & quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good & are not afraid with any terror. Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, & as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.”

Wives are physically weaker vessels & in some respects emotionally weaker—but they are not morally, spiritually or intellectually weaker.

Wives seeking/scrapping for headship of the household, incite their husbands to maintain the God-ordained place of that headship. In our doing so we must not bow to emotionally driven decisions/We must operate on fact according to God’s revelation, to His truth!

Illustration:

YouTube video (early 2011) of a man climbing onto the top of his vehicle & standing on it while its speeding down the highway/An amazing stunt!/BUT...it was really a deceptive stunt done with a green screen in perfect safety of someone’s backyard!/Unfortunately some dummy will attempt to actually do the stunt & will die trying...WHY?...A WEAK(choice for) AUTHORITY

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