Friday, August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016


Genesis 3:8-9

Then they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden that afternoon, and Adam and his wife hid themselves within the tree in the middle of the garden from the presence of the Lord God. So the Lord God called Adam and said to him, “Adam, where are you?”

Personal Challenge

This verse so clearly shows what is the greatest consequence of sin, all sin. God created us in His image. In that image, we have built within us the ability to know the difference from right and wrong. So when we choose to reject God and do what we want to do, we sin. And one of the results of that sin is that we attempt to flee even farther away from God. We try to hide from Him. We do this because we know that we have offended Him and disobeyed what He desires from us. However, God does not pull Himself away from us. He loves us too much to do that. To the contrary He pursues us. He calls out to us so that we can confess our sin and be in communion with Him. This question that He asks Adam is a rhetorical question. He knows exactly where he is and what he has done. He is lovingly giving Adam a chance to reverse his course of hiding and draw closer to His Father, His creator. So too, does He call out to me! Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, the sinner!

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