Friday, February 3, 2012

Human Rebellion

The proper pile (Gen 2).
1. God is over man.
He commands and protects man.
Gen 2:15-17 v.15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden to work it and take care of it. v.16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; v.17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat it you will surely die."

2. Man is over woman.
The man takes care of the woman.
Gen 2:23-24 v.23 The man said,
"This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called 'woman',
for she was taken out of man"
v.24 For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

3. People are over creation.
People do what they want with creation. And in the 'take care of the world' sense they also need to take care of it.
Gen 2:19 v.19 Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.

How it all got flipped (Gen 3).
1. Creation over woman.
The snake is creation. By telling the woman what to do it was going over her. 
Gen 3:4-5 v.4 "You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. v.5 "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

2. Woman over man.
The woman ate the fruit. By telling her husband to eat it she was going over him.
Gen 3:6 v.6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desireble for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

3. Man over God.
By eating the fruit in the first place, the man was disobeying God, thus, putting himself over him.
Gen 3:6 (read verse above) v.6 ... She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

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