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Supporting Scriptures for "Consequences Of Sin:" Genesis 3:8-19
In our Billiards Bible Study, Adam and his wife (represented by the number "1" and "2" solid billiard balls) gave in to the temptation suggested to them by the Devil (represented by the black "8" ball). They ate the fruit (represented by the pool chalk) from the tree that God (represented by the cue ball) told them not to eat from. As a result of eating the fruit, their lives were no longer pure and solid. Instead they were now striped by sin (represented by the number "9" and "10" billiard balls). Let's find out what happens next.
Pretty soon they heard God walking through the garden and He was calling for them. When Adam and the woman finally answered His calling and confessed the wrong that they had committed, God responded with four consequences. We will look at the first three consequences in this study.
The first consequence was directed to the serpent who was cursed to grovel in the dust for as long as he lived and also for he and the woman and his offspring and her offspring to be enemies forever.
The second consequence was directed toward the woman who would not only be cursed with intense pain when giving birth to a child, but she would also be required to live in a submissive attitude toward her husband with whom she lived.
The third consequence was directed to the man and his offspring who would now struggle and sweat to produce food from the ground which God was now cursing until the day that man and his offspring would die. And they would die, just as God had warned them, and when they died they would return to the dust of the earth from which God had created them.
(Note: Did you find the potato used to represent the "food from the ground?")
"CONSEQUENCES OF SIN"
Referencing Hebrews 4:13, do you think that God just "happened" to choose that particular time right after Adam and his wife sinned to call for them? Why?
Hebrews 4:13 - "Nothing in all creation can hide from Him. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes. This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have done."
When are we to confess our sin to God?
Leviticus 5:5 - "When any of the people become aware of their guilt in any of these ways, they must confess their sin."
What are the results of not confessing out sin to God?
Psalm 32:3 - "When I refused to confess my sin, I was weak and miserable, and I groaned all day long."
What are the results of confessing our sin to God?
1 John 1:9 - "But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong."
How should I feel when I confess my sins to God?
Psalm 38:18 - "But I confess my sins; I am deeply sorry for what I have done."
Why should we confess to God?
Romans 10:9 - "For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
What are the negative consequences of sin and the positive consequences of obedience to God?
Galatians 6:8 - "Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful desires will harvest the consequences of decay and death. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit."
From the following verses, what can result in negative consequences?
Leviticus 24:15 - "Say to the people of Israel: Those who blaspheme God will suffer the consequences of their guilt and be punished."
Numbers 15:31 - "Since they have treated the Lord's word with contempt and deliberately disobeyed His commands, they must be competely cut off and suffer the consequences of their guilt."
Ezekiel 23:35 - "And because you have forgotten me and truned your back on me, says the Sovereign Lord, you must bear the consequences of all your lewdness and prostitution."
Ezekiel 44:10 - "And the men of the tribe of Levi who abandoned me when Israel strayed away from me to worship idols must bear the consequences of their unfaithfulness."
What should my attitude be when I am receiving God's punishment?
Psalm 39:9 - "I am silent before you; I won't say a word. For my punishment is from you."
As a result of her sinful disobedience, God told the woman that she must submit to what specific person?
Ephesians 5:22,24 - "You wives will submit to your husbands as you do to the Lord. As the church submits to Christ, so you wives must submit to your husbands in everything."
Colossians 3:18-19 - "You wives must submit to your husbands, as is fitting for those who belong to the Lord. And you husbands must love your wives and never treat them harshly."
Titus 2:4-5 - "These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children, to live wisely and be pure, to take care of their homes, to do good, and to be submissive to their husbands. Then they will not bring shame on the word of God."