Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.

It is very instructive to note that Adam was not deceived though the woman was. Adam could clearly see between the options available and chose to play along. Adam gave in to the life of iniquity. Iniquity is not just the act of committing sin, it is disobedience to the word of God.

Adam could have stopped the flow of sin. Adam like Jesus was a priest who had powers to stop the flow of sin but chose to be subject to it. Remember Jesus being the last Adam revealed that He had power to forgive sin as even the son of man therefore, I suppose Adam also had such power only that he didn’t exercise his authority over the situation.

Many a times, we allow ourselves be cowed in by circumstances of sin. We subject ourselves to the demands of sin, we even deliberately ignore the warnings as it were to engage in the life of iniquity, realising afterwards that we just sold ourselves to the domineering power of sin and death. But I pray today that mercy will bring us out of every shackles of sin. It’s not about saying it is good or not to sin or to commit them, sin is a force that loves to dominate and dictate to us the life we should live and what we need for our deliverance is the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ that is able to pull us out from the dominion of sin and death and bring us under the power or righteousness.

Hebrews 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

What is righteousness? Righteousness is living according to the word of God. Iniquity on the other hand is living outside of the word of God. Adam knew nothing else but whatsoever the mouth of the Lord says. He never lived his life without instructions from God. He didn’t know what was good or not. He only knew God. Whatever the LORD says was good and whatever the LORD does not say was iniquity. So he lived according to righteousness until iniquity was activated in him ‘the ability to know good and evil but subjected to evil always’. Hence, Adam chose iniquity at the expense of righteousness.

Jesus unlike Adam loved righteousness and despised iniquity. He held on to righteousness all to the end. ‘He endured the cross, despised the shame….’ So we could say ‘I am not ashamed of the gospel for it is the power of God unto salvation.’

We need to live our daily lives in righteousness, according to the instructions of the Instructions of God. Abraham lived by the word of God, he believed God and obeyed His word and it was counted as righteousness. This is the way to live. This is the way to life. For.the just shall live by faith. Faith is living according to His spoken word. Whatever He tells me, I will do.

Have a blessed day. God bless you. Live responsibly.