Wednesday | 29 June 2022
The same old excuse

When Adam took the fruit from Eve’s hand, she perceived this to be a verification of her aspiration to be like God. It fed the projection that she had created for herself as being the source of life and direction in her marriage and family. We know that this transaction had no substance for Adam or Eve because, as soon as he ate the fruit, their eyes were opened, and they immediately became aware of their alienation from the fellowship of Yahweh. Gen 3:7.

Motivated by shame and fear, they worked together to make coverings for themselves in a desperate attempt to establish their own autonomous household that was self‑sufficient, and no longer reliant upon fellowship with Yahweh at the tree of life. Gen 3:7. Furthermore, when they heard the Father walking in the garden, looking for fellowship with them, they both hid themselves from Him among the trees of the garden. Gen 3:8. The Father called to Adam and said to him, ‘Where are you?’ Gen 3:9. We could liken this question from the Father, as He walked through the garden, to the invitation that Christ, as the Servant of God, now extends to every man to come and join the fellowship of the agape meal.

Notably, we observe that the man’s response to the servant in the parable of the great supper was the same as Adam’s response to the Father in the beginning. When the Father asked Adam if he had been disobedient, he replied, ‘The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.’ Gen 3:12. In the same way, the man replied to the servant, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ Luk 14:20. The man could not come to the great supper because he had chosen to eat what his wife was now feeding him, instead of receiving the Lord’s provision in the agape meal. Gen 3:17. Gen 16:2. He had committed himself to serving his wife’s agenda and meeting her expectations.

Further Study:
Daily Proverb:

Gen 3:7-9
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, ‘Where are you?’

Gen 3:12
Then the man said, ‘The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.’

Luk 14:20
Still another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’

Gen 3:17
Then to Adam He said, ‘Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, “You shall not eat of it”: Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life.’

Gen 16:2
So Sarai said to Abram, ‘See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.’ And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.
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