Sin and Insecurity

April 10, 2015


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SCRIPTURE

When the cool evening breezes were blowing, the man and his wife heard the Lord God walking about in the garden. So they hid from the Lord God among the trees.

~Genesis 3:8, NLT

QUOTE

Sin is a perverse distortion of the image of the Creator in us. All these good things, and all our security, are rightly found only and completely in Him [Jesus].

~Augustine

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Fear or insecurity is at the root of all human problems. When Adam and Eve transgressed, their fall gave them a severe spiritual concussion. If left them dazed and unable to think clearly. Eve’s basic sin was that she distrusted God. She believed the devil’s lie instead of God’s word. The devil convinced Eve that the fruit would make them more like God but it did the opposite. Adam and Eve became more distrustful of God and each other. When they heard God coming, they hid in the trees. Insecurity produces distrust and distrust harms relationships.

The devil did not create fear but he certainly uses it to terrorize, torment and enslave. Satan’s real power is the ‘lie’ and he is very cunning in the use of propaganda. Jacob the patriarch lived in the despairing darkness of a lie for 20 years because he took the word of his lying sons for the truth. Jesus is the antidote: Jesus is the truth and the truth speaker. He said, “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” Adam and Eve allowed their sin to drive them away from God and this is no solution to the sin problem. We can’t hide, cover or deny our sin and when we attempt to do either of the three, we make bad matters worse. The only remedy is to confess it to Jesus. There are three things  Jesus will take from you that no one else on earth wants. He will take your worries, your burdens and your sin. [Psalms 55:22, I Peter 5:7]

extra 2

  • Today we pray for FAMILIES. I have a cousin in Birmingham, 61 years young who will be celebrating the life and morning the departure of her husband. Her name is Lou Ann.
  • Communion this Sunday morning in the 10:15 worship service.
  • No Deacon’s meeting this week.
  • Commissioning Service for Haley Rae Garnett Sunday night at 6:00
  • GOLDEN GIRLS Saturday morning at Cracker Barrel at 9:30
  • I am planning {God willing} to make the Saturday morning meeting and Sunday morning. I will be there if I am able but I’m telling, the LORD can stop us in our tracks in a heartbeat.

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