Everything that we see in the Bible prior to the serpent’s entrance is what God intended for life to be like for mankind on the earth. When people ask why this tragedy occurred or why that disaster happened, and where is God in all of this, this is what we have to remember: None of this is what God intended! God intended the very best for mankind and provided mankind with the very best. Mankind did not lack for anything in the garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve disobeyed and ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, the curse entered. They immediately experienced spiritual death. Satan had no right to even be in the garden of Eden, the place God established for his creation. Everything after the devil’s entrance is out of order. Adam and Eve no longer pursued God, he had to pursue them. Not only did sin change the dynamic of Adam and Eve’s relationship with God, but it damaged all of the relationships in the garden: between God and people, between people and nature, and between men and women. That’s why God sent Jesus. Not because mankind was so bad that he had to do something before we destroyed the earth, but because all of the relationships that were there to eliminate weakness and assist people in operating in our dominion had been destroyed. Mankind was missing out on God’s best.
We are God’s workmanship, created in Jesus for good works. We are his masterpieces! God always intended for us to have his absolute best. Before Adam and Eve sinned, God was in the garden every day, walking with them and talking with them. They communed together. God sent Jesus to restore mankind to that position, that position of constant communion with our loving Father. Now, it makes sense when you read that God loved the world so much that he gave his Son.
‑Taken from Chapter 3 of Gender Roles
It’s important for us to understand what is God’s best for us. If we don’t, we won’t believe that he loves us and we won’t trust the marvelous plans that he has for our lives. If you have any questions about this topic, leave them below. I might answer them in a future blog entry.