A Daily Genesis

Genesis 3:8-11

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[B][COLOR=#ff0000]†.[/COLOR] Gen 3:8a . . They heard the voice of the Lord God moving about in the garden at the breezy time of day;[/B]

The breezy time of day is a bit difficult to figure out without really knowing the climate conditions under which Adam and his wife lived. The breezy time may have been a routine part of their day when the mist was gently blown around to irrigate the garden.

The Lord God may have conducted school for the Adams every day at just about that time; so His arrival was likely expected. It was an opportunity to share their experiences and ask questions about things in nature that they didn't fully understand. And maybe they even talked about intelligent life on other planets, and how to make hot cocoa and pop corn.

Can you imagine the incredible advantage of being in a classroom with the undisputed expert on everything? You would never need a second opinion, nor go away wondering if your speaker really knew what He was talking about.

[B][COLOR=#ff0000]†.[/COLOR] Gen 3:8b-9a . . and the man and his wife hid from Yhvh God among the trees of the garden. Yhvh God called out to the man[/B]

Why did God call out to the male? Answer[B]:[/B] the principle of primogeniture. In other words: the male was created first, and the female second; ergo[B]:[/B] Adam held the rank of firstborn and also the paterfamilias of his race; which included his wife who, in a manner of speaking, was his first child.

[B][SIZE=1]NOTE[/SIZE]:[/B] The rank of firstborn is always, and without exception, a male position. No woman has ever held that rank in the Bible simply because women are the wrong gender; which explains why the Bible's God has permitted women neither in the Levitical priesthood nor the Christian pastorate.

[B][COLOR=#ff0000]†.[/COLOR] Gen 3:9b . . and said to him: Where are you?[/B]

Since God is omniscient, "where are you" can be taken to mean[B]:[/B] Adam; come out, come out, wherever you are!

But the important thing to note in this incident, is that God took the initiative to seek Man, not the other way around.

[B][COLOR=#ff0000]†.[/COLOR] Gen 3:10 . . He replied: I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.[/B]

Adam wasn't totally naked; just partially. But even that degree of undress seemed inappropriate to his newly acquired sense of right and wrong. I mean: how many of us would feel comfortable opening the door to guests while wearing nothing more than a pair of Haynes briefs? Well; prior to the forbidden fruit incident, everybody could've opened the door dressed like that without giving it a second thought; but now? It would definitely raise eyebrows; at least in America anyway..

[B][COLOR=#ff0000]†.[/COLOR] Gen 3:11a . .Then He asked: Who told you that you were naked?[/B]

In other words[B]:[/B] where'd you get the idea that undress is indecent? Well; nobody had said undress is indecent, nor even suggested that it's indecent-- the concept of a dress code was unheard of at that time. No; they just "felt" it's indecent. In other words; it was their intuition telling them that undress is indecent. Where did they get that? Not from their maker, that's for sure; no, they got it from that tree.

[B][COLOR=#ff0000]†.[/COLOR] Gen 3:11b . . Did you eat of the tree from which I had forbidden you to eat?[/B]

Seeing as how God created the chemistry of that tree, then He knew in advance how it would alter the human consciousness if a man were to ingest some of it.

That incident is an astounding revelation. It tells me that humanity's natural moral compass is maladjusted and can't be trusted to provide him with absolutes; which is precisely why there are nine justices on the US Supreme Court instead of just one; because one justice alone can't be trusted. In point of fact, it is extremely rare for all nine justices to agree because they don't render absolutes; no, they render opinions; and the majority's opinion isn't eo ipso right; no, it's just the one we have to live with until such a time as it's overturned by a future majority's opinion.

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