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    Genesis 3:1-15 (New King James Version)

    1] Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2] And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3] but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’” 4] Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5] For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6] So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7] Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. 8] And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9] Then the LORD God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” 10] So he said, “I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.” 11] And He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you that you should not eat?” 12] Then the man said, “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate.” 13] And the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” 14] So the LORD God said to the serpent:“ Because you have done this, You are cursed more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you shall go, And you shall eat dust All the days of your life. 15] And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”

    Matthew 1:21 (New King James Version)

    21] And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”

    John 3:16-18, 36 (New King James Version)

    16] For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17] For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. 18] “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    36] He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.”

    The Necessity Of Christmas

    Just last Monday I overheard two mothers describing their little one's specific cries when they find themselves in a toy store. It's not, I want this or that, but it is, I need this or that. How clever of them to approach their parents with such a cry, but also, how truly indicative it is of our true need of Christmas. Christmas is indeed a need, for all of us.

    Genesis 3 reminds us that sin brought seperation from a holy God and placed us under His wrath and condemnation, but 3:15 promised that a seed of a women would come and crush the head of the tempter and thus provide salvation from sin. (Matthew 1:21) Christmas means that Christ our Savior has come. A true necessity for us.

    FOR TODAY: Thank the Lord that our Savior has come.
    Last edited by TBONE61; Dec 8th 2008, 04:06 PM. Reason: spelling mistake