Bible Study March 8
Genesis 3:9-21 NLT
Then the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?"  He replied, "I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked."  "Who told you that you were naked?" the LORD God asked. "Have you eaten from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat?"  The man replied, "It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it."  Then the LORD God asked the woman, "What have you done?" "The serpent deceived me," she replied. "That's why I ate it."  Then the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed more than all animals, domestic and wild. You will crawl on your belly, groveling in the dust as long as you live.  And I will cause hostility between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring. He will strike your head, and you will strike his heel."  Then he said to the woman, "I will sharpen the pain of your pregnancy, and in pain you will give birth. And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you. "  And to the man he said, "Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it.  It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains.  By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return."  Then the man-Adam-named his wife Eve, because she would be the mother of all who live.  And the LORD God made clothing from animal skins for Adam and his wife.
Psalm 9:7-12 NLT
But the LORD reigns forever, executing judgment from his throne.  He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness.  The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.  Those who know your name trust in you, for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you.  Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Jerusalem. Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds.  For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless. He does not ignore the cries of those who suffer.