God of Promises | Fall of Man + Family | Day 2
By: Megan Gover | Fall of Man + Family
"If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.” [genesis 4:7]
Start off today’s study asking the Holy Spirit to reveal to you things you’ve never noticed about man’s fall.
Now read Genesis 3:1-7. How is Satan described? What do you know about Satan?
Match the passages about Satan with the truth of His character.
__________ 2 Corinthians 11:14 A. Prowls around like a roaring lion
__________ 1 Peter 5:8-9 B. Murdered, holds no truth, Father of Lies.
__________ 2 John 8:44 C. Masquerades as an angel of light
What did Satan ask Eve? What was Eve’s response?
Was her statement correct? (Check with Genesis 2:16-17.) How was it not 100% true?
Order the process Satan used against Eve. (1 for first, 2 for second, 3 for last)
________ Lied about God’s Truth
________ Offered something “better” than what the Lord offered
________ Placed Doubt about God’s Truth
APPLY: When we disobey God, what lie do we tell ourselves? What lie do we believe about God’s character?
In what ways has doubt about God’s Word caused you to sin?
In what ways has temptation sold you a lie about God’s Truth?
In what ways have you believed God’s restrictions brought confinement instead of freedom?
What was Satan promising to Eve? Why was it so tempting for her?
What three descriptions does Eve recognize about the tree + fruit after Satan’s tempting?
Eve ultimately ate of the fruit and gave her husband, Adam, a piece. What was the result of their actions?
How has your sin affected the lives of those around you?
What emotions do you think Adam and Eve felt after eating the fruit and finding themselves naked? Is your reaction the same when you sin? How is it different?
APPLY: When you have disobeyed God, how do you often hide from Him? Are you tempted to run away and not ask for forgiveness? Do you act innocent of any wrongdoing? Explain.
Continue reading Genesis 3:8-13. If God is all-knowing, why did He ask where Adam and Eve were? (vs. 8-9) What does this communicate about God’s desire to have a relationship with us?
Name a time you tried to blame your sin on someone else like Adam (vs. 12). What was the end result?
As you finish reading Genesis 3:14-23, write out the consequences Satan will face because of his tempting spirit. (vs. 14-15)
Who is the “he” in verse 15 foreshadowing?
What are the effects for women because of Eve’s sin? What are the effects for men because of Adam?
Why were Adam and Eve thrown out of the Garden of Eden? Why couldn’t they stay?
Who and what guarded the tree of life? (verse 24)
APPLY: Why is the story of mankind’s fall crucial to our salvation story? How does Jesus dying on the cross play into this passage?
Let’s continue to see how sin affected mankind through Adam and Eve’s disobedience.
Read Genesis 4:1-5. Write out what you learned about the world’s first siblings:
Continue reading Genesis 4:6-8. What was the Lord’s response towards Cain’s offering? Why did Abel have it and why did it infuriate Cain?
What was the root of Cain killing Abel?
APPLY: How can comparisons fester jealousy in your life? What actions has jealousy caused for you personally?
Read Genesis 4:9-14. What was Cain’s punishment for killing his brother?
Verse 16 notes something interesting. “Then Cain went away from ___ ___________ ___ ____ _____.” Has this sentence ever been true of your life? When did you feel like you walked away from the Lord? What sparked this reaction within you?
How many wives did Lamech have? Does this mean the Bible condones polygamy--or more than one wife? Absolutely not! (We’ll talk more about this in the coming weeks.)
End today thanking the Lord for extending grace upon grace in our betrayal of Him. Ask Him to help pinpoint the sin you cling to and the way sin might fester in your relationships with others.