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Running From God (12 of 12)
Series: Paradise Lost
This morning we conclude this visit to Paradise Lost. This is our 6th and final glimpse into our 1st parents ruin. Please open with me to Genesis 3:7-24. First let me trace the outline of these 18 verses:
Mankind RUNNING v. 7-8
God SEEKING v. 9
Mankind BLAMING v. 10-13
God JUDGING v. 14-19
Mankind BELIEVING v. 20
God COVERING v. 21
Mankind WORSHIPING v. 22-24
God ACCEPTING v. 22-24
Now, lets stand and ask God to illumine our hearts as we read these verses. Genesis 3:7-24. And as we stand together, listen to God's flawless record of the spiritual death of Adam and Eve as evidenced by their running and hiding!
As Soon as the word came to God's Throne that Adam and Eve had fallen to the Tempter's lies God the Savior set off for the Garden. It was God who went looking for His fallen creatures. It is God who today seeks and saves those who are lost. It is God's will that all should come to the truth of His salvation, but so many do not. When God came seeking, Adam and Eve ran and hid. In fact, the most glaring reality of our lostness and fallen-ness is the way we run and hide from God. That is one of the reasons many do not come to where God's Word is taught. When God's Word is taught God is near. When God is near, sinful and fallen man runs and hides. People even to this day still do not seek after God.
One of the most vivid results of the Fall is the way sin captures and ruins all of us who are Adam's children. Just a few of the more notable sinners in the world who have come to Jesus serve as powerful examples of this truth.
One day in August 386, a professor of rhetoric named Aurelius Augustine sat despondently in his garden. Although the son of a Christian mother, he had abandoned his mother's faith in favor of the Persian religion known as Manichaeism. He also took a mistress, with whom he lived for thirteen years. Abandoning Manichaeism as unsat ...
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