On episode 120 of the Adorned Podcast we discuss when God’s people rebel. Satan, in the form of a serpent, twists God’s words and makes Eve doubt God’s goodness. Eve sees the fruit, desires it, and eats it. She chooses her own way instead of God’s way. (This is going to be a theme we see throughout this story) Adam then joins in this sin with Eve.Adam and Eve choose to rival God instead of choosing to be his representatives. Once they sin we immediately see the faithfulness, mercy, and holiness of God. God meets them in their shame and provides the covering for their shame (mercy and faithfulness), but they then have to leave the garden (holiness). God puts a curse on the serpent and we see the first glimpse of the gospel when God says “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Adam and Eve have children and the pattern of sin continues. Adam and Eve’s son, Cain kills his brother Abel. People continue to sin more and more until God is so heartbroken (Is that fair?) That he floods the earth, sparing Noah, his family and a ton of animals. Even after the flood, sin continues to wreak havoc and people continue to choose their ways instead of God’s. They decide to try and make a name for themselves by building the tower of Babel.
“With one bite they traded the freedom of enjoying what is good for slavery to what is evil.” -Nancy Guthrie
“The fruit of one tree brought death but the fruit of another gives life.” -Nancy Guthrie
“Isn’t it fascinating to see how different languages are a result of our sin, and yet God takes even the effects of our sin and transforms them into something that will give Him praise? At the end of time, God is not going to obliterate all languages. Now He sees the diversity of languages as part of the beauty of His creation. Every tongue, tribe, and nation will praise God. The different languages won’t go away. They’ll all be in service to praising King Jesus. It’s amazing to consider how God will transform even the effects of our sin and somehow put them in service to praising King Jesus!” -Trevin Wax
“This is not the end. Jesus is coming to redeem all of this.”
*The beautiful music heard on today’s episode is by Katie Cobbs*