Thursday, December 02, 2010

Jesse Tree Day #2

The second day of this Advent season focus on the fall of Adam and Eve

Symbol: Fruit Tree
Scripture: Genesis 2:4-13 (THE MESSAGE)
Topic: The Fall

2-4 By the seventh day
God had finished his work.
On the seventh day
he rested from all his work.
God blessed the seventh day.
He made it a Holy Day
Because on that day he rested from his work,
all the creating God had done.

This is the story of how it all started,
of Heaven and Earth when they were created.

Adam and Eve
5-7 At the time God made Earth and Heaven, before any grasses or shrubs had sprouted from the ground—God hadn't yet sent rain on Earth, nor was there anyone around to work the ground (the whole Earth was watered by underground springs)—God formed Man out of dirt from the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of life. The Man came alive—a living soul!

8-9 Then God planted a garden in Eden, in the east. He put the Man he had just made in it. Godmade all kinds of trees grow from the ground, trees beautiful to look at and good to eat. The Tree-of-Life was in the middle of the garden, also the Tree-of-Knowledge-of-Good-and-Evil.

10-14 A river flows out of Eden to water the garden and from there divides into four rivers. The first is named Pishon; it flows through Havilah where there is gold. The gold of this land is good. The land is also known for a sweet-scented resin and the onyx stone. The second river is named Gihon; it flows through the land of Cush. The third river is named Hiddekel and flows east of Assyria. The fourth river is the Euphrates.

We all sin. That's one of the most incredible things about Salvation. We all fall short of the glory of God, but He still loves us and desire us to be His. Today, take time to thank God for forgiving you of your sins on a DAILY basis. Remember that just like Adam and Eve fell into temptation, so do we, and although there were consequences for their sin, God still loved them and forgave them. We can have that same forgiveness!

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