Have you ever felt you were doing really well at something, only to get a little too confident and fall? Sometimes it’s in those moments that we learn to get back up and keep trying, but maybe that fall had a lasting impact on your life. I’m reminded of the fall of mankind. God created the universe and everything that’s in it, and Adam was the first man to be created. “And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” (Genesis 2:16-18, KJV). That’s when God created Eve.
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” (Genesis 3:1, KJV). Read the chapter. Adam and Eve ate the fruit, their eyes were opened to the knowledge of good and evil, death entered the world, and every generation since has been affected by Adam’s decision. “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners” (Romans 5:19 a, KJV). It’s like dominos; one falls and all the rest do. Finish the verse, though.
“For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous” (Romans 5:19, KJV). Blood had to be shed by the perfect Lamb. His name is Jesus.
Adam’s fall had a devastating effect on all of mankind. Proverbs 16:18 says that “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall” (KJV). It was prideful of Adam and Eve to think that they knew better than their Creator, and it led to a horrible fall. How often do we fall? Since we are sinful people, life is full of failure. Jesus is the only One who can keep us from falling, and that’s why He came and died for us. He loved us! We can now be called the children of God and be set free from the vicious cycle of falling. “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen”
I would encourage you to take some time to ask the Lord to keep you from falling because it is only by His strength that one may live this life for the glory of God.