Fall 22 Nov 2018
Genesis 3:8-13 The aftermath of their sin
8 The man and his wife heard the sound of Yahweh God walking in the
garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from Yahweh God among the trees
9 of the garden.
But Yahweh God called to the man.
Where are you? he asked.
I heard the sound of you in the garden, he replied.
I was afraid because I was
11 naked, so I hid.
Who told you that you were naked? he asked.
Have you been
12 eating of the tree I forbade you to eat?
The man replied,
It was the woman you
13 put with me; she gave me the fruit, and I ate it.
Then Yahweh God asked the woman,
What is this you have done?
The woman replied,
The serpent tempted
me and I ate.
They failed to take responsibility.
Four problems around sin
- I get afraid for the authority over me.
- I feel ashamed for what I did. I feel like hiding.
- I may fail to take responsibility. I may point to others.
- I may damage relationships.