Have You Ever Tried To Hide From Gods Presence?
Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice 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 amongst the trees of the garden. WHY? Because of sin and disobedience! The sin separated them from God, because of the guilt they felt. It resonated from their hearts. They hid themselves from Gods presence…or so they thought. Gods Word says that HE will never leave us nor forsake us. But sin in our lives separates us (in our minds) from God’s presence. But He is still there, waiting for us, talking to us, calling out to us…. Come and sup with me, return to the communion that we share together. When we sin or break Gods commandments, due to our own guilt, we often step back from God, prayer, His Word….when what we should do, is run to God.
The following taken from Matthew Henry’s Concise Commentary and Genesis 3:6-8:
Observe the steps of the transgression: not steps upward, but downward toward the pit.
1. She saw. A great deal of sin comes in at the eye. Let us not look on that which we are in danger of lusting after. Matthew 5:28.
2. She took. It was her own act and deed. Satan may tempt, but he cannot force; may persuade us to cast ourselves down, but he cannot cast us down. Matthew 4:6. 3.
3. She did eat. When she looked perhaps she did not intend to take; or when she took, not to eat: but it ended in that. It is wisdom to stop the first motions of sin, and to leave it off before it be meddled with. (Matthew Henry)
John 10:4-5 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers. (kjv)
John 10:26-28 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. (kjv)
We can and do hear HIS voice…. Sitting quietly after praying in the Spirit for a time and listening for that still smaal voice, or while reading the bible, during a serman or teaching, listening to a messege on tv, radio, Tapes, or just listening to a friend share with you.
We have so many sources and resources available to us, esp. in America. There just is no excuse to not hear and know Gods voice and follow it.
If you sin, don’t try to hide from God, you can’t anyway….but move closer to Him, and allow Him to forgive and cleanse you. Run to Him NOT away from Him!
By the way, do you know my Savior, Jesus?