The faith of Adam

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By Elizabeth Prata

When Adam and Eve trusted the words of the serpent instead of GOD and stepped out into disobedience, they fell from grace.

To the woman God said, “I will greatly multiply Your pain in childbirth, In pain you will bear children; Your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you.” ” (Genesis 3:16).

Then God made His prophetic pronouncements to Adam (the ground is cursed because of you, labor will be painful, you’ll sweat and toil, the serpent will be bruised under the heel of the woman’s offspring)

When God was finished speaking, the man called his wife’s name Eve, “because she was the mother of all living.” (Genesis 3:20)

God Judging Adam, cropped, by Wm. Blake, 1795

Was Eve a mother yet? No. Adam’s naming of Eve was a step into faith based on the future promises of God.

If Adam’s faith was so great based on such little revelation, how much more faith should we have based on the incarnation of Christ, the indwelling work of the Holy Spirit, and the completed revelation of God?

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.” (Romans 1:17)

Are you living in faith? (am I?) With the great revelation we have in our complete Bible, revelation wisdom that we can turn to at any time, freely, let us today and forever live by the promises of God. His word will never fail. Whatever happens today is for our good (which is good) and His glory (which is best!)

Christian writer and Georgia teacher’s aide who loves Jesus, a quiet life, art, beauty, and children.
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