Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Genesis 2 Devotions by Stephen Taylor

Genesis 2:7

Then the Lord God formed a man[c] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 


As I was listening to one of my pastor friends talk yesterday, I was thinking about why God created us. He didn’t create us to enslave us, He didn’t create us to attend to Him, He didn’t create us to judge us. But He did create us to love us and to be part of His family! God wanted a huge family in Heaven with Him, so He created a man! They hung out for a while, and then, I believe, God saw Adam was lonely and made Eve!


To me, here is where it gets interesting, because I believe God knew that by creating Eve, His and Adam’s relationship would never be the same, but He loves us so much that He put His desires to the side so that we would not feel alone! God chose to suffer for us rather than be selfish and keep us all to Himself!! He knew the price that would have to be paid, and yet He did it anyway!! So that you and I don’t have to walk this journey alone!!


I personally need to learn to love like this, putting others before myself even when it’s not easy!! To learn to love like this is to truly learn what God’s heart looks like!! This, to me, is true love and a great comfort to know that God never wanted us to be alone, and although it cost Him dearly, He gladly did it for you and I!!!


God bless, I love you all, and glory to God!!



Genesis 2:9

The LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden was the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

The trees in the garden were always meant to be pleasing to the eye and good for food, but there were limits, and reasons for those limits. But the enemy perverted them when he got into Eve’s head.

Genesis 3:6- When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.

God’s limits didn’t limit them but were put in place for their protection. It wasn’t that God didn’t want them to have knowledge but that He had created them with all the knowledge they needed. Plus, they lived with the source of knowledge, God Almighty!

The enemy adds another element to this fruit to make it more desirable; the promise of wisdom and to be more like God. He perverts the beautiful blessing by playing on her weaknesses, and he still does that today. He takes sex, something given to a husband and wife, and turns it into a free-for-all that has lifelong consequences. See, we can’t see the truth with our eyes; that’s why Christ came to set us free and give us the Holy Spirit. The Spirit can see what the eyes fail to notice, and He will lead us out of perversions and into His Presence. But we must be willing. If the enemy could pervert things in the perfect garden, then he surely won’t have a problem perverting things in this fallen world. Stick close to the Lord and His Scriptures to help expose those perversions in your life!

1 John 4:1-3- Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God, for there are many false prophets in the world. This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God. But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here.



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