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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rule Breakers

 We have a hard time with keeping rules don't we. It's been a problem for a long time. Take a look at the first people Adam and Eve.

Now the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.  The Lord God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. - Genesis 2:8-9

There was only one rule to keep in the Garden.

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” - Genesis 2:16-17

We know the rest of the story. They did the one thing that they were not to do, and brought sin and death in to the world. Before we get too self-righteous on them remember we had the same choice. To sin - do something contrary to the will and way of God. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

Fortunately our names aren't plastered in the best selling book of all time! Praise God that there is another book - the Book of Life we can have our names in. Amen? Today read Genesis chapters 3-4, and thank God that He forgives our sin.

Be wise today and always - do it God's way every time.