Friday, January 23, 2009

Hiding from God: Conclusion

Over the past several post, we have been looking at mankind's first attempts at hiding from God. Most of us, at one time or another, have been like Adam and Eve. Because of the lies we have believed and the choices we have made, fear for God has overtaken the love of God in our hearts. God, however, out of love for us, draws near in an attempt to woo us back into fellowship with Him. When God came near to Adam and Eve, He asked them three questions and, in these questions, we learn volumes regarding the nature of God. So, in conclusion, here are the questions and what we have learned about God.

Were are you?
While we are cowering in fear, God is desiring to have fellowship with us. The moral of this question is: No matter where we are, even in our deepest and darkest hours, God still wants to be with us. Even when we sin and disobey God, God loves us and wants to be with us.

Who told you?
We all have things we have believed about ourselves, many of which we did not hear from God. Those things in our mind that hold us back, that keep us from God, that cause us shame and fear; it was not God who told us those things. We need to learn to live by what God says about us not what others say.

What have you done?
Even in light of God's love for us, we still cannot skate on the issue of our sins. Sin is serious business and we must face the responsibility for our own sins. The good news is that God did not come to excuse us of our sins but rather to forgive us of our sins. If we answer this question honestly, God is faithful to forgive

David Robison

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