I hear all these stories of people saying “Well, why did God make sin?” “Why did God make pain?” “Why is God putting me through this pain?”
I wanted to take some time to dig into this, so that maybe those who have these thoughts, will better understand, it’s not of God for you to sin or be in pain.
If you look back to Genesis 1, you’ll see that it says time and time again, “God said…. and it was good.”
Let’s specifically look at Genesis 1:31
“And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.”
Every single thing was good. There was not a single flaw.
Fast-forward to Genesis 3:1 where the Serpent, aka Satan, comes into the picture. “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made”
Hold Up, let’s take a second to back it up. You should know, Satan and God have a history. That’s why by the time Genesis 1 comes around they’re already up each other’s throats. This ought to help you understand that.
Moving on, so Satan’s still mad at God for kicking him out of Heaven. God had good reasoning though, Satan was turning all God’s angels to be on his, Satan’s, side, so they could help Satan take over God’s throne. This is what happens, on a big scale, when pride gets to your head.
Okay, so Satan comes into the garden of Eden, in the form of a snake. He goes up to Eve and basically convinces her to eat off of the one tree God had told her not to, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Satan told Eve that the only reason God told her not to eat off it was because it would make her as smart as God, knowing both good and evil. So she ate the fruit, then she convinced Adam, her husband, to eat it also.
Adam and Eve from that moment knew that they had done something wrong, so they attempted to hide from God. We all know how that goes, not well. They attempted to cover their selves with leaves, because that would make it harder for God to find them? Yeah, that didn’t work. God found them, obviously, because He’s God.
In Genesis 3:14-19, God is punishing them, the serpent, Adam, and Eve. The serpent was cursed above all the livestock and to live on his belly and eat dust all the days of his life. Eve was told that the pain of child-bearing would be multiplied, that in pain, children would come forth. God told her that her desire would now be of her husband ruling over her. God told Adam, because he had listened to his wife rather than doing what he knew was right, the ground would be cursed, meaning growing food would be very difficult. He told him he would return to the dust that he’d come from.
You see, God didn’t intend for this world to have pain, he made this world to be good, but the devil came along on day 1, convincing us that we need to do the opposite of what God says.
I have one point through this, God isn’t the source of your pain, God didn’t create it. God didn’t create sin. God is one thing and that is love. There’s no if, and, or but in that.
“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” – 1 John 4:8
God’s intent was not for everything to be so painful and sin to come so easily, but humans have been sinful, ever since the day Eve came across the serpent.
I hope and pray that this helps you to understand some questions you had. There’s an area at the bottom of this for comments if you have more questions put them there, I’ll try to answer them!
All My Love,