Adam is Israel – August 29, 2021
Scripture: Genesis 3: 8-13a “The Lord God said to the woman, “What have you done?!” (Genesis 3: 13a)
The story of Adam and Eve is neither a continuation of Genesis 1, nor another version of the creation of the cosmos. It is a different kind of story altogether. It shifts the focus of Genesis from the cosmos to Israel. Genesis 1 sets up the big picture of what kind of God Israel worships; Genesis 2–4 is a preview of Israel’s long journey in the Old Testament as a whole. Adam and Eve’s failure to live the wise life is a miniature version of Israel’s repeated failures to do likewise.