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May 4, 2016



Genesis 3:8


They heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden.





The separation that sin produces in man’s relationship with God stands out clearly in these verses. Their new knowledge, that the serpent promised would make them as God, actually taught them that they were no longer even like each other. They were ashamed of their nakedness and “sewed fig leaves together” to hide their differences from each other.

The “cool” of the day is literally the “wind” of the day. God came to Adam and Eve in this wind. He came in a wind earlier in Creation and later to Job, Israel, and Elijah.

The timeless lesson of these verses is, that victory over the temptation to violate God’s good will, depends on a thorough knowledge of God’s Word and an unwavering confidence in God’s goodness. As Israel faced temptations to depart from God’s revealed will, from the pagans she encountered, this record of the Fall would have provided a resource for remaining faithful, as it does for us today. Often these temptations attract because they promise superior blessing and fulfillment, even divinity. Therefore, knowing God’s Word is extremely important.


Memory Verse: Isaiah 2:10


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