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Brokenness

March 19, 2019

Brokenness

Gen. 3:1-19

3/17/19

 

 

 

Gen. 3: Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees in the garden. But about the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, God said, ‘You must not eat it or touch it, or you will die.’”

“No! You will not die,” the serpent said to the woman. “In fact, God knows that when[a] you eat it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God,[b] knowing good and evil.” The woman saw that the tree was good for food and delightful to look at, and that it was desirable for obtaining wisdom. So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

 

  1. We chose to depart from God’s Design.
  • Isaiah 53:6 We all went astray like sheep;
    we all have turned to our own way;
    and the Lord has punished him
    for[c] the iniquity of us all.
  • Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the[a]glory of God

 

  1. When we depart from God’s design, it always leads to brokenness.

Genesis 3:Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze,[c] and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. So the Lord God called out to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”

10 And he said, “I heard you[d] in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.”

 

 

  1. Brokenness disrupts God’s design

Genesis 3: 10 And he said, “I heard you[d] in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.”

11 Then he asked, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

12 The man replied, “The woman you gave to be with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate.”

13 So the Lord God asked the woman, “What is this you have done?”

And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

14 So the Lord God said to the serpent:

Because you have done this,
you are cursed more than any livestock
and more than any wild animal.
You will move on your belly
and eat dust all the days of your life.
15 I will put hostility between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike your head,
and you will strike his heel.

16 He said to the woman:

I will intensify your labor pains;
you will bear children with painful effort.
Your desire will be for your husband,
yet he will rule over you.

17 And he said to the man, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘Do not eat from it’:

The ground is cursed because of you.
You will eat from it by means of painful labor[e]
all the days of your life.
18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.

 

 

  1. Brokenness can help us see the need for change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • 3:15 I will put hostility between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and her offspring.
    He will strike your head,
    and you will strike his heel.
  • 3:21 The LordGod made clothing from skins for the man and his wife, and he clothed them.

 

 

Romans 5:For while we were still helpless, at the right time, Christ died for the ungodly. For rarely will someone die for a just person—though for a good person perhaps someone might even dare to die. But God proveshis own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. How much more then, since we have now been declared righteous by his blood, will we be saved through him from wrath. 10 For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God through the death of his Son, then how much more, having been reconciled, will we be saved by his life. 11 And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received this reconciliation.