This holy week has been a beautiful one of relevations, new insights and alot of personal reflection. I’ve also got alot to be thankful for.
And it’s 4am right now and I just can’t get to sleep. Note to self: do NOT eat fruit before bedtime. Gasses up tummy.
I’m happy that our friend Sheldon is asking questions about the Word. One in particular caught my attention again. If God hates incest, how is it possible that Adam and Eve bear their 3rd generation of children? Good question. It stumped me the first time I heard it a while back. Somehow tonight, I just felt like this could be the answer. Or one of the possibilities anyway.
Let’s try to put this through some thought process, shall we?
God created man in His image and created Eve after Adam. His plan was a good one. Everything was perfect and beautiful and God said to the couple: be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28). Seems to me, God asked them to have children but never quite said anything about the children having children now, did He?
So with the first sin committed by men, the Fall took place. Men still knew, yearn for, understood, feel love and His love, but this love has been severely perverted (and if you think about it, so has many other things been distorted in the same manner). We become aware of good and evil in this world, like God (Genesis 3:22) but we have no way of fully knowing God’s perfect standards because we lost the direct communion that we once shared with God. Can’t talk to us directly anymore. All of us have a moral indicator in our hearts but without God, your right may be my wrong and vice versa because this indicator has lost its clear direction from the time of the Fall.
My take on incest is that it was never in God’s perfect plan. Who knows, Adam and Eve were only meant to procreate a few children and live happily ever after. That seems to me like a perfect picture already. Happily ever after in God’s communion.
So let’s get this straight. I don’t think God had it in His intention to allow incest to happen for Adam and Eve to create multitudes of generations after that. We’re only guessing that it is His plan to bring more generations into this world. He allowed incest as a sin to happen as with every other sin that we commit because He chose to give us a free will so that we may disobey Him OR come to Him and acknowledge that He is Lord over our lives. I believe a repentant heart is what He seeks above all.
Lord, did I get this right?