Powered by 4 - January 10, 2017

Hello Sin

Today's reading: Genesis 3:8-24

Adam and Eve's choice to break the one rule God had put in place for them introduced sin into the world, and in so doing, changed everything for mankind and all of creation.

As I prepared to write my blog this morning, I read through Genesis 3:8-24 several times because this passage is so rich with information and lessons for us. One of the first things that stood out to me was the immediate impact Adam and Eve's choosing to sin had on them hey felt guilty, ashamed and they were afraid. And instead of looking forward to spending time with God (which was their normal habit) they hide from Him when He came to the garden. Then, when God very appropriately questions them about their actions, they choose to play the blame game, rather than admitting they were wrong and then asking for forgiveness.

What did you observe or learn about the influence or impact of sin from this account? Why is it important for us to be aware of our sinful nature and be tuned in to our propensity to sin? What did you learn about the consequences of sin from God's exchange with Adam and Eve? Tami

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