Today’s portion of Scripture reminds us that Adam [and Eve] had but one responsibility; to be obedient to God. He [they], however, chose to be disobedient and went against God’s plan for living life. There were some obvious consequences for humanity because of this disobedience. To clarify expectations, God delivered the law, the Ten Commandments, to Moses. The standard had been set. But, is there anyone out there who thinks mankind would be any better at following ten rules over the initial one that was made that we refused to keep? I suspect there is much more to this story.
Verses: Romans 5:12-13 (NIV)
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned—
To be sure, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there is no law.