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Thursday, April 19, 2012

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Genesis 3 speaks powerfully to each one of us that choices have eternal consequences. The choice of our first parents in the Garden at the tree still impacts our world today millenniums later. Our personal choices not only affect us, they affect our families, friends, working associates and even generations to come. It is also interesting to observe that when Adam and Eve sinned they “sewed fig leaves together and made themselves a covering.”(verse 7) They learned quickly that substitutes will not do. There is only one remedy for sin- Jesus the slain Lamb.

 

Sin produced excuses and blame. All meaningful change is based on our choice. Excuses will not do. Blame merely locks us in destructive behavior. Change occurs when we yield to the promptings of the Holy Spirit and respond to the initiative God takes to save us. In the Garden, God took the initiative. He sought out the fallen pair and graciously wooed them back to His loving heart. He did that for them and will do it for us too.

 

- Mark Finley