Running from the Law (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 154)
Genesis 3:9-10 (NLT)
Then the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?” He replied, “I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked.”
What often happens when criminals get caught? They run from the law. This is what happened to Adam and Eve. God had given them a beautiful garden, something to do, and just one command to follow. As soon as Adam and Eve broke God’s rule, they became aware of their actions.
Similarly to criminals today, guilt and shame overtook Adam and Eve, and they became afraid. The consequences of sin are devastating. Sin causes fear to invade our hearts and lives and hinder our fellowship with God. Instead of God being the friend of Adam and Eve, they considered Him to be a stranger.
If we do not correct sin and get it right, fear will dismantle our relationship with God and lead us on a pathway that continually spins downward. But obedience leads to a life of peace and fearless living. When we cease fighting against obedience, and obedience becomes our goal, God will give us the power and strength to follow the path He has set for a fulfilled life.
“Be obedient even when you do not know where obedience may lead you.”
— Sinclair Ferguson