I thought it would be easy...
God created man and blessed him.
Man sinned and was cursed by God. (Genesis 3:14-19)
Man became more and more sinful. (e.g. Genesis 4:8; 6:5-6)
God promised blessing to all through the seed of Abraham.
God calls a people (descended from Abraham) to himself and promises blessing for obedience and curse for disobedience.
They received the promised curse (2 Kings 17:6-23; 2 Chronicles 36:11-21).
Blessing is promised by the prophets.
He is the one who obeys, the seed of Abraham, yet in hanging on the tree, bore the curse. All who believe in him are blessed.
They look forward to the time when the consequences of the curse are fully removed. Even creation itself groans for its redemption.
But then I began to read. And I read Genesis 3:14-19, I wondered are Adam and Eve actually cursed?
God says to the snake;
"Because you have done this,And he says to Adam,cursed are you above all livestock"(Genesis 3:14)
“cursed is the ground because of you;But he does directly curse either Adam or Eve. The ground and the snake are cursed, but not the man or the woman.
in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life;"(Genesis 3:17)
What do you think?
Is this significant, or not? Is a curse implied, or not?
Comments not just warmly welcomed but greatly desired.