Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:1-19 (day three)

“Where are you?”  From Genesis to Jesus, God comes looking: “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”  God seeks because men are lost.  But this is no tender tearjerker.  We are willfully lost.  We fear, but we don’t fear God.  That is, we don’t fear him out of the recognition that he’s good and we’re not.  Rather, we fear him because he’s out to ruin our hard-won independence.  And that kind of fear will pave the way to our death.  When God says to you, “Where are you?”–and he will indeed say that to you–which fear will rise up in you?

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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