Re:Verse reading–Genesis 3:8-24 (day five)
After Adam and Eve disobeyed God, His love, demeanor, and concern never waiver. God doesn’t come running to them, He walks. He doesn’t shout or scream at them, He calls to them. He comes walking in the garden not descending from heaven. He arrives in the cool of the day- the most pleasant time, not in the dark of night or heat of the day. It was not the voice or method of God’s coming that was terrifying to Adam and Eve, it was the fact that they had sinned.
Why did God come calling- asking questions? Was it to locate them? (He knew where they were) Was it to gather information about how they had sinned? (He knew what had happened and what they had done to cover it up) So, why these questions? It was to bring Adam and Eve to a place of humble confession and repentance. All along, that’s what He has desired from the human heart. Psalm 51: 17 “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.”