© Jeff Stacey | Last updated: 20 September 2016
1B30. Adam responded with no commitment to God:
(a) Adam readily yielded to God’s Enemy and disobeyed God (the FALL)
(b) Adam then realised his nakedness and tried to cover it
(c) Adam hid from God, then blamed Eve and God for his own disobedience
1B30(title) Adam responded with no commitment to God
Adam’s initial reactions [1B25(c)(iii, v)] were significantly different to Eve’s [1B25(c)(i, ii, iv, v)]. For the following reasons it can be concluded that he responded with no commitment to God.
1B30(a) Adam readily yielded to God’s Enemy and disobeyed God (the FALL)
Eve had initially tried to resist being provoked by God’s Enemy to disobey God Gen 3:2-3. But Adam stood beside her passively and made no attempt to intervene! Gen 3:6d. He finally yielded readily to the temptation without a word and shared with Eve in the FALL Gen 3:6e.
1B30(b) Adam then realised his nakedness and tried to cover it
Like Eve, Adam’s awareness of their nakedness was his first realisation of the consequences of their disobedience to God. So he too tried to cover his nakedness Gen 3:7.
1B30(c) Adam hid from God, then blamed Eve and God for his own disobedience
Adam’s nakedness was his stated reason for suddenly being afraid of God and hiding from Him Gen 3:9-10. Adam’s previous direct and intimate relationship with God had been shattered! LIFE had been lost!
Adam tried to blame others and escape the guilt of his own disobedience Gen 3:12. He blamed not only Eve but also God for giving her to him! Realising his accountability, he feared the consequences of his failure to fulfil his primary responsibility.
Adam’s motives behind his passive initial reactions were exposed by his responses. These showed that he had no commitment to God. He was only committed to his own self-interests and self-justification.
Arrow 1B25 -> 1B30
This arrow indicates that Adam’s initial reactions and then responses were due to his lack of commitment to God.