And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”
-In Hebrew, obedience is written as shama & means to hear, discern, discipline, submission, authority,
-Adam was commanded not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good & evil but disobeyed & was sent out of the garden of Eden lest he also eats of the tree of life.
-In Gen 3:14, the serpent was cursed more that every beast for it moves by the belly & eats dust all of its life. In Gen 3:19, for dust you are, and dust you shall return. Man’s disobedience continues to cause enemity between him & the serpent as the serpent eats dust (man without the spirit of God) all its life.
Holy God, have mercy on us & forgive us for our disobedience. Thank You Jesus for dying on the cross for our salvation. Help us to be true disciples in our thoughts, words & deeds so that we can be safe from any form of calamity. Guide us to be salt & light of the world by obeying Your commands & doing Your Holy will. Amen