Friday, 6 March 2009

Genesis - 10

Today we have arrived on the Isle of Colonsay.

Scalasaig is the main settlement on the Isle of Colonsay in the Scottish Hebrides. It is home to the only port on the isle and thus all tourists must pass through it on the way to any part of the isle. It contains the island's General Store, Post Office, Cafe and Hotel/Bar.

Please note that, out of season, the Hotel Bar is shut on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings. Not a problem during Lent!

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not eat from any tree in the garden'?"

The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.' "

"You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
(Genesis 3.1-7)

This is how sin entered the wonderful world that God had created.


John the organist said...

Take a look at Godsdogz for some comment on Genesis!

Peter Simpson said...

Yes - you've guessed it! I'm not really doing a serious Bible study - just getting my visitors to read a short passage and then hopefully think about it themselves. I find the trick with my blog is to make sure that I don't need to spend more than 10 minutes on each posting - and then I can keep up a daily offering!

I love the Book of Genesis and am certainly enjoying doing this Lenten series. It will run into 46 postings in all - so there will be no Stations of the Cross this year. I already have the 50 postings for Eastertide planned - but will keep that a secret!