Some of you may remember that last Monday we thought of the foolishness of trying to hide from our All-Seeing God. As David said through bitter experience ‘Where can I go from Your Spirit? or where can I flee from Your presence?’ Psalm 139v7.
Sadly, our first parents, Adam and Eve, had to learn that hard lesson. After they sinned in the garden of Eden and very conscious of their sin, when God came to enjoy fellowship with them they tried to hide: ‘And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden’ Genesis chapter 3 verse 8.
What a spoiler sin is. The scene is idyllic, paradise in fact. Not only were their surroundings perfect, but their Creator was there with them in the garden, walking and talking with them.
Adam and Eve were so privileged. But sin spoiled it. Sin spoiled them.
In a wonderful way God did not abandon them: ‘Then the Lord God called to Adam and said to him, “Where are you?” ’ verse 9. The relationship changed, Adam and Eve were estranged from God, and suffered the consequences of their sin but God spoke of His plan to bring deliverance to them and the world. A Saviour was promised. Read Genesis chapter 3.
Adam and Eve were so privileged. So are we.
But sin spoiled them. Sin has spoiled you and me.
But a Saviour has been promised. So, no more hiding.
As David realised: ‘How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am still with You’ Psalm 139 verses 17-18.