Teach Me to Obey

Today we look at Genesis 3,4,5;  and Luke 2 

We see where Eve gets talked into eating the apple and then gets Adam to eat it as well. We also read of Cain killing his brother Able

In Luke we see the birth of Jesus, and Jesus ditching his parents for the better part of a day. What do we learn?

obedianceGenesis 3:
7 Immediately the two of them did “see what’s really going on”—saw themselves naked! They sewed fig leaves together as makeshift clothes for themselves.

8 When they heard the sound of God strolling in the garden in the evening breeze, the Man and his Wife hid in the trees of the garden, hid from God.

How silliy is it to try and hide from God? Yet we do, we withdraw from God in those times when we need him the most.

12 The Man said, “The Woman you gave me as a companion, she gave me fruit from the tree, and, yes, I ate it.”

Nice way to pass the buck TWICE Adam. Not only was it HER fault, it’s YOUR fault God because YOU gave her to me.  – Nice

13 “The serpent seduced me,” she said, “and I ate.”

Eve taking a page out of the “pass the buck” playbook from Adam.

Genesis 4
4 Adam slept with Eve his wife. She conceived and had Cain. She said, “I’ve gotten a man, with God’s help!”

This jumped out at me as someone who went through invitro fertilization (and it didn’t work). A baby is a miracle that comes straight from God.

6-7 God spoke to Cain: “Why this tantrum? Why the sulking? If you do well, won’t you be accepted? And if you don’t do well, sin is lying in wait for you, ready to pounce; it’s out to get you, you’ve got to master it.”

God gave some great advice to Cain who then ignored it and killed his brother. God is saying, “Learn some self control.” I don’t know about you, but when it comes to cookies, cakes, doughnuts, burgers, fries, etc. I could use some self control.

Luke 2

In verses 46-48 Mary says, “Young man, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been half out of our minds looking for you.”

I’m pretty sure if Jesus had a middle name, she would’ve used it. His parents were not amused. In fact the scripture says, “But his parents were not impressed; they were upset and hurt.”

Then we see where Jesus went back to Nazareth with them, and lived obediently with them. Because of this we see that Jesus “matured, growing up in both body and spirit, blessed by both God and people.”

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