Genesis 3:14,15 - And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shall thou eat all the days of thy life: and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed: it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

  1. Definition:

    1. Enmity - hatred :- hostility, antagonism, animosity.

  2. Principle - judgment on lust of the eyes.

    1. Cursed instead of blessed.

    2. Eat dust - ashes - depression.

    3. Enmity between John and Paul.

      1. John will bruise Paul's heel - false restraint on Paul.

      2. Paul will bruise John's head - devalue John.

Genesis 3:16 - Unto the woman He said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow (a) and thy conception: in sorrow (b) thou shalt bring forth children and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he will rule over thee.

  1. Definitions:

    1. Sorrow (a) - worrisome, ie. labor or pain.

    2. Sorrow (b) - an earthen vessel, usually painful toil, also a pang (body or mind) :- infirmity.

    3. Sorrow - root of a & b - to carve, ie. fabricate or fashion, hence to worry, pain or anger :- labor.

      1. Fashioned by sorrow - suffering.

    4. Desire - original sense of stretching out after; a longing - from the root word meaning to run after or over, ie. overflow.

    5. Rule - to rule :- have dominion over.

  2. Principle - judgment on lust of the flesh.

    1. Great suffering in life - hated instead of loved - feed on pain = passion.

    2. Productive.

    3. Great suffering to produce fruit - work will produce pain - be source of suffering.

    4. Desire will rule life.

      1. Longing will dominate life.

      2. Must let love rule life.

      3. Focus longing on God - release love to people.

Genesis 3:17-19 - And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee, and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, til thou return unto the ground: for out of it wert thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust thou wilt return.

  1. Definitions:

    1. Cursed - to execrate :- bitterly curse.

    2. Sorrow - worrisome, ie. labor or pain :- toil, sorrow.

    3. Thorn - a pricking; a thorn.

    4. Thistle - a thorn :- thistle.

    5. Herb - to glisten (or be green); grass (or any tender shoot).

  2. Principle - judgment on pride of life.

    1. Disobeyed God - listened to people.

    2. Cursed is work, work place, performance.

    3. Cursed with striving until die - sweat.

    4. Failure instead of a success.

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