Sin Changed Everything – Almost Everything

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8And 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. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?”  (Genesis 3:8-9  ESV).

Sin changed everything—almost everything. 

Sin altered the thought process of the man and woman.  When the Lord came walking through the garden, just as He had done before, Adam and Eve ran from the Lord.  They once found peace and contentment and joy in the presence of the Lord.  Now, having disobeyed their Creator, they run from Him.  They run from the One who created them from His heart of love that they would have a relationship together forever.  Their minds have changed as they actually think they would be able to hide from the God of the universe among the trees of the garden.  Their hearts have changed as they blame one another for their disobedient behavior.

We still suffer from these changes.  We imperfect people often fear the perfect Lord.  We wonder if we could ever stand before Him.  We often find ourselves running from Him.  When we chose to live outside the Lord’s desire we run from Him.  And we still live with self-centered hearts that don’t take responsibility for our behavior, but try to find relief in shifting blame. 

Sin changed everything—almost everything. 

Our Lord hasn’t changed.  When the man and woman ran from Him, He ran after them to save them.  When Adam and Eve tried to hide from Him, He knew right where to look.  When our first parents began to blame each other, the Lord set them straight.

The Lord hasn’t changed.  He is still perfect, still loves us, still seeks us, still blesses us with untold gifts, still forgives our sin, still promises us life everlasting.

How blessed we are by the Lord who is the same yesterday, today and forevermore!

Prayer: Blessed Lord, You created me that we could have a relationship together.  I admit that I have not always appreciated Your faithfulness to me.  I also admit that I have been less than faithful to You.  Forgive my sin.  Increase my faith.  Give me a true joy in serving You today while I look forward to being with You in heaven.  I pray this in Your holy name.  Amen.

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