Saturday, April 17, 2010

Knowing The Bible Characters - Adam

I am sitting down here in front of my computer, thinking about what to write, then it sparks on my mind to start a new series which I want to call "Knowing The Bible Characters". I believe that every one of the Bible Characters have something for us that we should learn from their story/stories, and whatever they are, the sole purpose of their existence is for the glory of God.
Other than God the creator, most of us knows that the first man on earth was Adam. The account in Genesis 2 records that God first formed Adam out of "the dust of the ground" and then "breathed into his nostrils the breath of life", causing him to "become a living soul" (Genesis 2:7). God then placed Adam in the Garden of Eden, giving him the commandment that "Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" (Genesis 2:16-17).
God knows the heart of Adam, and He knew something was missing. "It is not good that the man should be alone" (Genesis 2:18). He then brought every "beast of the field and every fowl of the air" (Genesis 2:19) before Adam and had Adam name all the animals. However, among all the animals, there was not found "a helper suitable for" Adam (Genesis 2:20), so God caused "a deep sleep to fall upon Adam" and took one of his ribs, and from that rib, formed a woman (Genesis 2:21-22), subsequently named Eve.
Adam was living in the Garden of Eden where he can communicate with God face to face. It is a perfect place what we call now a paradise. But there was a restriction. One and only restriction. God told Adam that he could eat the fruit of every tree in the garden except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; and he broke it. As a consequence of his disobedience, God told Adam that he would labor hard for his food, eating bread by the sweat of his brow. And the biggest one was that God drove them away from the Garden of Eden.
Adam was the father of Cain and Abel, and Seth.


Denise said...

Awesome post.

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

may natutunan ako dito..

soulsearcher said...

wonderful story...goood thing i have read this, i wasnt able to attend a mass today :(

Samantha said...

Enjoyed this post !
Blessings to you dear friend.

Nezzy said...

Good morning Miss Grace. Great post. I tell the Bible stories often. Ya see I teach a pre-teen Sunday School class and I am the Kids Church leader.

Sweetie, I just wanted to thank you for the sweet comments you have left on my post.

You have yourself a beautifully blessed day!!!

♥Willa♥ said...

My favorite bible character is David,bec he is after God's own heart.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

i am teaching the kids at my church about Saul this month.