We are a society of "fixers". We think of ways to make the problem go away or make it better. This attitude is as old as time itself Over the next days we will look at three examples from the Bible of accepting the truth (God’s way) or dealing with the consequences of doing things your own way.
Garden of Eden and the original (or first sin)
When the woman saw that the fruit of the
tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining
wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was
with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them
were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves
together and made coverings for themselves. - Genesis 3:6-7
When Adam and Eve sinned they tried to fix it
themselves by covering themselves. God asked them where they were, “Who told you that you were naked? Have
you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” Instead of
confessing and asking for forgiveness they played the blame game. There were
consequences that we feel today.
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.” To Adam he said, “Because you listened to
your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which commanded you, ‘You must not
eat from it,’“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.” Genesis 3:16-19
allow God to forgive our sins, and He can fix our lives.
Be wise today and always - allow God to do all the "fixing" in your life.