The story of Adam & Eve in the Bible is a well known story for most of us. If you’re not acquainted with the story you can read it in Genesis chapters 2 and 3.
Growing up in the church I’ve heard many speakers make mention of how accusatory of his wife Adam was when confronted by God for not obeying His command.
In this post, I will put a portion of the story in a different light. And I think that that light reveals the first picture of the work of Christ. Here’s the portion:
The snake in the garden spoke with Eve and got her to eat of a fruit which God said that she should never eat. Eve goes and offers the fruit to Adam and Adam ate of it.
That’s the portion. How does that show the work of Christ? The Bible states in 1 Timothy 2:14 that Eve got deceived but Adam was NOT deceived. What that means is that Adam knowingly ate the fruit and chose to die with his wife. Adam basically said, ‘I choose to die, for love.‘
Let that sink in for a second.
That puts Adam in a different light doesn’t it? Adam saw that his wife was condemned to death and decided to go in after her. Isn’t that what God did for us?
God chose to die for humanity and acted that love out through the person of Jesus Christ. This is why Jesus could say that ‘There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.‘
Can you love someone knowing that they have done you wrong? Adam did. God did. Can you? Can I?