Text: Genesis 3:1-16
This chapter might be the saddest in the whole Bible. When Adam and Eve were first created, they used to spend time each day with their Creator, the Lord Jesus Christ. It was a sweet, blessed relationship. On the day they sinned (disobeyed God’s law), all the problems of humanity set in. When the Lord came to the garden for His daily visit with them, they hid themselves from Him out of shame. They now deserved to be sent away from the presence of God forever (Gen.2:17), we all do. But God made a promise to give life eternal through redemption.
The second Adam, Jesus Christ, came and accomplished perfect obedience that Adam failed to do. Jesus’ death broke the curse that Adam brought into the world. By God’s grace, through faith in Jesus, we are brought back to God. Each day we can spend time with the Lord, through reading His Word and prayer, we are assured of His presence.
It is a sweet gift of fellowship that we should cherish. When distress is upon us, these prayer times are especially important. It is very easy to get frightened by trials; but if we do not connect with the Lord, then we cannot have peace of mind. Imagine if Jesus were sitting with you and talking with you, certainly troubles would not trouble your mind at all.
When you are with the Lord in focused prayer and reading, your mind and heart are at peace. This is not only good for you, but it also brings glory to the Lord.
Meditate on verse 8. What are you learning from this verse?
Father in heaven, in the name of Jesus Christ, keep me from hiding from Your presence. Amen.