Psalm 119 – Part 20 B
September 21, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 21 A
September 23, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 20 B
September 21, 2013
Psalm 119 – Part 21 A
September 23, 2013

The Creation Subjected to Sin’s Curse

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee.  2013

Tunnel between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. 2013

For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, Romans 8:20

Peter is right. Some of Paul’s writing is hard to understand. (2 Peter 3:16) God warned Adam that if he ate of the forbidden tree that he would surely die. God also pronounced punishment on the creation. “And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;  Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field. (Genesis 3:17-18) In the Garden, there were no omnivores. I don’t believe there were weather disasters, earthquakes, or famines. After the earth was cursed through the sin of Adam, then all these things began to take place in nature. The earth did not voluntarily submit to this. It was made subject to vanity through the justice of God.

The earth became subject to the vanity or futility of sin. Vain is failing of the results designed, owing to sin. Sin brought death, decay, violence, hate, and all the evils that man would invent. This is why there is illness and tragedy around us. We live in a fallen and broken world.

God has a plan. He sent Jesus as the Savior of the world. Jesus brought salvation for man, which includes healing, prosperity, deliverance, and more. Jesus walked in dominion on the earth. Even the wind and the waves obeyed Him. He left us as well as the creation with hope. He has restored the blessing, if we will believe the Word and walk in the Word.