Opened to Earth, Closed to Heaven

Opened to Earth, Closed to Heaven

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Genesis 3:8

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.

 

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If you happen to hear a dirty joke and don't get it, way to go. All too often, we know more about this wicked world than we need to know. And we know far too less about God's Word, which we need to grow. Writing to the believers in Rome, the apostle Paul said, "I want you to be wise in what is good, and simple concerning evil" ([bible]Roman16:19[/bible]).

When Adam and Eve sinned, their eyes were opened to Earth and closed to Heaven. Then God showed up. It appears from the way it is stated in the text that this was a daily occurrence. And normally it would have been a welcomed visit. But this time Adam wasn't waiting for the Lord's arrival. Rather, he was hiding.

In [bible]genes3:8[/bible], it is written that God came to Adam in the cool of the day. It is interesting because it wasn’t in the heat of the day or in the early morning. God came in the cool of the day, loving and patient, yet hurt and demanding confession.

Sometimes when we sin, we will find a way to rationalize it. We might even assume that maybe God is okay with it because the consequences aren't yet evident. But God is never okay with sin. The Bible says that your sin will find you out. ([bible]Numbe32:23[/bible]).

The consequence will come maybe not today, but maybe tomorrow, maybe a month from now, or maybe ten years from now. But it will find you out. Just like when God came to Adam in the Garden of Eden, waiting for the confession of Adam and Eve.

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