Our Pastor is taking us through a study about grace in our Wednesday service. It's been good, a lot of info, but good. Wanted to share one thing that has stuck out to me thus far.
All of my life I've heard several ministers and probably even myself, say that when Adam & Eve sinned they died spiritually. But guess what? They didn't! (Because of grace!) They could still hear God! Being dead as we know it means you can't hear. And being spiritually dead well you probably aren't listening to the truth, to the voice of reason....you just aren't listening.
God knew what they had done and He didn't even leave their presence!!
Remember what the Bible says?
Genesis Chapter 3 GWT....
6 The woman saw that the tree had fruit that was good to eat, nice to look at, and desirable for making someone wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
7 Then their eyes were opened, and they both realized that they were naked. They sewed fig leaves together and made clothes for themselves.
8 In the cool of the evening, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking around in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees in the garden. 9 The Lord God called to the man and asked him, “Where are you?”
Shortly after Adam & Eve did have to leave the Garden of Eden. Their sin had consequences. And as I'm writing this I'm realizing that their sin placed them in a different kind of God's presence. No longer could they walk with him. Now they had to rely on what you and I rely on and that's God in His Holy Spirit form with us, where ever we are.
Wow. God's just proven to me again how graceful and merciful He truly is.