The Lord’s view of the natural human condition

Posted on 11 Mar 2018, Pastor: Rev Hans Vaatstra

Readings: Genesis 1: 24-31, 2: 15-17, 3:1-7, HC LD 3
Text: Genesis 6:1-8

The Lord’s view of the natural human condition

Genesis 1:24-31 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after [a]their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after [b]their kind”; and it was so. 25 God made the beasts of the earth after [c]their kind, and the cattle after [d]their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.

26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [e]sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the [f]sky and over every living thing that [g]moves on the earth.” 29 Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the [h]surface of all the earth, and every tree [i]which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you; 30 and to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the [j]sky and to every thing that [k]moves on the earth [l]which has life, I have given every green plant for food”; and it was so. 31 God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Genesis 2:15-17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
15 Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. 16 The Lord God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; 17 but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not [a]eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.”

Genesis 3:1-7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Fall of Man
3 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from [a]any tree of the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; 3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’” 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! 5 For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves [b]loin coverings.