The Beginning Of And Impact Of Sin

You turn on the news most any day and you are likely to hear about a robbery or a murder or a story about someone else breaking the law. We see these stories and they concern us. We might even think, “Boy the times are really getting bad. What is the world coming to?”
There are lots of things to be concerned about but, it hasn’t just started. Everything that concerns us today, started in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve took the fruit. God had placed them there and God told them they could eat from any of the trees in the garden of eden except for the tree of life.
Well, along comes Satan disguised as s snake. He directs Adam and Eve’s attention to the tree and asks, “What don’t you take that fruit?”
Adam says, “Oh, no… we can’t do that. God told us not to.”
Then, Satan replies, “Oh, baloney… you can do what you want… take the fruit if you want it!”
So, Adam and Eve looked at the fruit and they more they looked, the better it looked and then, they took the fruit. When Adam and Eve took the fruit, that’s when sin came into the world. God had said don’t take it and they took it. They disobeyed God.
Since the beginning of time, man has wanted to do his own thing and it always leads to sin. So all the murders, the theft, the violence that we see today… it all started in the Garden of Eden.
God punishes Adam and Eve and tells them from dust they came and to dust they will return. Then, in act of grace, God covers Adam and Eve. Even in their sin, God loved them.
It’s the same with us. God sent His Son to the earth to deal with man’s sin. There is only way man’s sin problem can be dealt with and that’s through Jesus. Man can’t give enough or be good enough or be religious enough. Man has to have His sin forgiven and only Jesus can do that.
There is old saying that is still true;
“Sin will take you farther than you ever meant to go;
Sin will keep you longer than you want to stay,
Sin will cost you more than you want to pay.”
Thank the Lord for forgiveness of our sins.

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