Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:8-24 (day four)
It was ‘in the beginning’…God walked among His people in the garden. Disobedience changed all of that. Not only did man and woman have to leave the garden, but they no longer would enjoy those walks with God in the cool of the day.
Fast forward several hundred years. The children of Israel had been slaves in Egypt for four hundred years. They had all but forgotten who their God was that they prayed to for deliverance. God brought them out of Egypt and made a covenant with them. Leviticus 26 tells us that once again, God placed rules on His people…with a promise and a warning. “If you walk in my statutes…I will walk among you and be your God and you shall be my people.” “But if you do not obey Me, and do not carry out all My commandments…I will set My face against you.”
A relationship with God always involves our obedience. He lays out the rules and we are to obey. Depending on our obedience, we have either blessing or curse. Get to know His rules (found in the Bible!) and obey…you will be blessed by your ‘walks in the garden in the cool of the day.’