TODAY'S SPECIAL: Read: Genesis 3:1-9
TO CHEW ON: "Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden." (Genesis 3:8)
Up till now Adam, Eve and God had been friends. When God was in the garden, Adam and Eve hurried to meet Him, eager to tell Him about their day. But this day was different.
This day Adam and Eve broke God’s rule by eating the fruit from the only tree that God had forbidden. Now they felt guilty. Instead of hurrying to meet God, they hid from Him.
Do you ever feel like hiding–yourself or something you’ve done. When that happens ask yourself, why? Have I done something that’s wrong, so I feel guilty? If you have, tell God you're sorry. Make it right with any people you have wronged. Then come out and live in the light.
PRAYER: Dear God, help me to be open with You and with others. Amen.
MORE: Sneaking Around
Many Bible characters hid things. Match the Bible character to what he or she hid, and then to where they hid it.
Check the Bible reference if you don’t know the answer: 1. Joshua 7:20-21; 2. 2 Kings 5:19-24; 3. Exodus 2:11-12; 4. Genesis 31:34
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