Character of God : aware, account, action plan
Knowing God ( relationship )
ILLUS – still remember footsteps of dad coming down stairs and hiding out of disobedience.
Genesis 2 ( read thru )
Jehovah God vs God
8 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. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
His ABSOLUTE TRUTH doubted
for the meaning is not, “he will not die;” but, ye will positively not die).
( … the Lord God as He walking in the garden in the cool of the day)
3:9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
4:6 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?
4:9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?
11 Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?
13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”
4:10 (to Cain) Lord said, “What have you done?
ILLUS– “Somethings got to change”…
Where does the off-ramp lead ( out of the way or indirect )
Map of Adam and Eve
3:14Cursed are you above all livestock. and all wild animals!
You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and hers;
16 To the woman he said,
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”
Cursed is the ground because of you;
through painful toil you will eat food from it
all the days of your life.
It will produce thorns and thistles for you,
and you will eat the plants of the field.
By the sweat of your brow
you will eat your food
until you return to the ground,
since from it you were taken;
for dust you are
and to dust you will return.”
CAIN 4:12 When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you. You will be a restless wanderer on the earth.”
13 Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is more than I can bear. 14 Today you are driving me from the land, and I will be hidden from your presence; I will be a restless wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.”
3: 15And I will put enmity, between you and the woman, and between your offspring[a] and hers, he will crush[b] your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.
23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden
24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side[e] of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
4:15 But the Lord said to him, “Not so[e]; anyone who kills Cain will suffer vengeance seven times over.” Then the Lord put a mark on Cain so that no one who found him would kill him. 16 So Cain went out from the Lord’s presence and lived in the land of Nod,[f] east of Eden.
BACK TO – SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE
Not complacent, Intentional faith, A RUN with God,
Asks the Question WHY?
Why the accountability
Why take action
The Lord God’s plan – get us back to the garden , relationship restored….