The Fall and the Beginning of the Redemption Story


Genesis 3-5


Among the four incidents mentioned in our previous devotion, today we read the second incident which is Depravity of Man. The bible tells us how a man falls in depravity. It all started with the temptation of the serpent, which was Satan. The temptation seems to be good always. In verse 6: "So when woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise," what we have to know is that, even if something is pleasant to our eyes, that is not always good for us. Also, if something looks desirable in making a person wise, it is not true all the time. Most importantly, we should act within the Word of God - not in our science or feeling. The depravity of man began with man's conception and not under the order of God.

Moreover, in this issue of man's depravity, man wanted to be like God. "Then the serpent said to the woman, "you will not surely die. for God knows that is the day eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." (Verse 5) Satan schemes to deceive mankind with such struggle up to this day. He will tempt you with such lies that you could be the owner of your own life. Remember that if one would really want to obey God, then the Father will surely be with him always.