Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Blame Game

Most of us are familiar about the story of Adam and Eve at the Garden of Eden. It was a perfect place for both of them. All around they see nothing but "first-hand" beauty and wonders, until the serpent came and confused their minds. It leaves me wondering why the serpent choosed to confused Eve rather than Adam. Was it because God gave the commands to Adam? (God gave the command before Eve was formed.) Tricky serpent! He misquoted what God wanted them not to do. Was it the fruit itself that made Eve gave in? Or did the tricky serpent had succeded in brainwashing her because of the promising "knowing good and evil"? Does that explained why women are called "the weaker sex"? I don't want to agree. When Eve gave some to Adam, there was no record of hesitation or arguments. Adam took it, too.
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Then, there was the blame game. God, of course, knew that they ate the forbidden fruit from the Garden of Eden. Adam blamed Eve. He even blamed God himself for giving her Eve. Eve blamed the serpent. Well, they all got consequences. That explained that God is Justice. The serpent's consequence was "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life." (hhmm, it makes me think this serpent is not what most of us believe is) The woman's consequence was "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children." (Poor woman! It made me wonder that if Eve didn't made a mistake, maybe childbearing and birth giving was easier.) The man's consequence was "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the day of your life." (It made me think that if Adam didn't made a mistake, there would no need for toiling the ground. Crops, grains and veggies will just probably will grow. What a wonderful world we could have!)

All of us, in one case or the other, had similar situation. We all made mistakes. We blamed others, either willfuly or unwillfuly. But consequences are a sure thing to come. But the good thing is, God gaves us grace if we sincerely ask for forgiveness. The first step in repenting from sin is to admit that you are to blame.

Are you interested of the story? Here is the complete details of it; Genesis 3

9 comments:

Denise said...

Praise God for precious grace.

Chris said...

His grace is enough!

dede said...

Hi Grace, its great post,...
Have a good day!

Daniel Ng said...

Hi Grace, thanks for the good reminder, as human, we are very good to play the blame game.

Happy new year!

indra putu achyar said...

thanks for your comment....
happy ney year too and have a nice day

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AngelMist said...

Who's to blame? I think everybody is playing well on their role just as what God had planned. If not everything failed as Jesus need to come to redeem us or there will be no redemption that will takes place. But it's good to ponder the topic and bring ourselves beyond the scenario.

We still have enough snow here. My husband actually got my car stuck on the snow last Sunday and he use his truck instead because he can't move his car anywhere either. It is really a big mess here but good thing it already started to melt...i guess.

Erik said...

Great post Grace.
Have a nice day