Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Original Man

Adam and Eve were endowed with righteousness and true holiness. They not only knew God, but they loved Him supremely. Every natural desire which they possessed was duly subordinated to this reigning affection. Even their love to each other, pure and unalloyed, was far inferior to that which they both felt to their Creator, Who daily favored them with His visits, and taught them to see His glory in all His works by which they were surrounded.

We read in, Ecclesiastes 7:29 where King Solomon said;

“This only have I found:

God made mankind upright, but men have gone in search of many schemes.”

Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex

עָשָׂ֧ה הָאֱלֹהִ֛ים אֶת־הָאָדָ֖ם יָשָׁ֑ר וְהֵ֥מָּה בִקְשׁ֖וּ חִשְּׁבֹנֹ֥ות רַבִּֽים׃

asah haelohim eth haadam yashar vehemhah bikkeshu chishbonoth rabbim.

Word Study

יָשָׁ֑ר yashar  - It means straight’, ‘right.  הַיָּשָׁר בעיני that which is right, pleasing in the eyes of God.

חִשְּׁבֹנֹ֥ות chishbonoth – It means ‘devices’, ‘inventions’, ‘engines’.  In 2 Chronicles 26:15, “ and he made contrivances” (i.e. engines of war for hurling stones and arrows),  the invention of inventive men.

The above quotation is from

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