God, After the Fall

In Genesis 3, Adam sinned against God and was driven out of the garden but God didn't stop to fellowship with him and to shower His mercies and love on Adam's household. We see this in the story of Cain and Abel. The fact that these children, born outside the garden knew how to offer sacrifices to God and God accepted Abel's sacrifice means they'd been taught. They were accustomed to doing this even though they were now fallen. Cain had just murdered his own brother when God spoke to him and asked him where Abel was. Just imagine killing someone then suddenly you hear a loud voice asking you what you'd done. Most people will be scared but not Cain. He answered God without remorse like nothing had happened. Ezekiel heard the voice of God and said it was like the sound of many waters. The children of Israel were so afraid of hearing directly from God that they asked Moses to do all the hearing on their behalf. God's presence alone, talk-less of his voice commands some godly awe and reverence but here was Cain, the first murderer recorded in scriptures freely and arrogantly talking with God like nothing had happened. He must have been very used to hearing from God. Indeed familiarity breeds contempt. Even when God tells Cain the consequence of his sin and he complains that someone might kill him, God decides to defend his life. God defended the life of a murderer. The question is, why did God continue to have such level of intimacy with fallen Adam and his household? Ezekiel 33:11 says God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. God isn't delighted in punishing you when you fall short because like a mother loves her child despite the child's faults, more so does God love you despite your faults. For while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 2:4 says God's kindness leads you to repentance. Not His wrath, not His punishment but His kindness. God doesn't count your faults against you but the devil will use your faults to condemn, oppress and accuse you so don't dwell in your weaknesses.


Don't dwell in sin because it will give the devil an opportunity to torment and oppress you (Rom 6:16). When you find yourself in sin, don't be scared of going to God for mercy. God will not punish you rather, He will gladly accept you with open hands and a wide smile on His face. Therefore come boldly before the throne of Grace and obtain mercy in time of need. To read more on this, get a copy of my book titled "Rediscovering Your New Life" HERE

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