The Gospel of God – Part 20

“Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat? Genesis 3:11-13.

This was a huge moment for Adam. How would he respond? Would he be honest, humble, repentant? Sadly not. He abdicated his headship responsibilities again and sought to shift the blame to Eve, his wife. He answers; “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate”.

Not only did Adam fail to take responsibility for his own sin, and his failure as a husband, but remarkably he has a snide comment at God Himself. He even seems to blame God when he says; The woman You gave me to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate”.

The sheer arrogance, pride and disrespect for God is quite amazing! This is breath-taking in the extreme!

God then addresses the woman, “What is this you have done?”. Here is Eve’s opportunity to disassociate from her husband’s sin, and confess her part in her deception; but how does she respond? She blames the serpent! “The serpent deceived me, and I ate”.

The shame and blame game!

How will God Himself respond given this course of events?