Tuesday, October 8
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 changed everything for mankind and all of creation.
Genesis 3:8-24 contains abundant information and lessons for us, so I encourage you to reread this passage looking for additional information and teaching moments. One of the first things that stood out to me from this passage was the immediate impact Adam and Eve's choosing to sin had on them—for the first time they experienced guilt, shame and fear. As a result, 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 asking for forgiveness.
What did you learn about the influence and impact of sin (wrongdoing) from this account? Why is it important for us to be aware of our sinful nature and our propensity to sin? What does God's exchange with Adam and Eve show us about the consequences that always follow choosing to sin? Tami
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