Who is in Control?

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

This week begins a new Re:Verse study entitled Faith>Fear (> ‘is greater than’).  In our reading this week, in verse 10, Adam tells God that he was afraid.  There had been no fear until Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit.  Sin brought fear.  As a result of man’s sin, we now have fear of evil, fear of pain, fear of not having enough, fear of relationships, fear of death…and on and on the list goes.  Fear can invade every aspect of our life.  At its heart, fear is the loss of control.

When Adam and Eve ate the fruit, they thought they could be like God…knowing good from evil.  They thought they could be in control.  When we realize we do not have control of a situation, we are afraid.  Our only way to conquer fear is to turn to Christ in faith.  We look to God to be in control rather than ourselves.  Wasn’t that God’s plan all along?

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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