John 1:29 ESV The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
In the Garden of Eden the worship of God had ended. How could sinful man restore that place? Could we ever re-enter the place of worship that Adam and Eve had known? Seeing that our definition of worship in these studies has been “walking daily with God in the Garden”, can we hope to restore this worship?
Yesterday in part 6 we looked at the 3 things that Adam did in response to his sin. The first thing that Adam and Eve did was to try to hide themselves from one another. They were husband and wife and yet the self-consciousness produced by the sin of disobedience caused them to hide from one another in shame.
Man still tries to hide or cover up sin from one another. We see Adam and Eve’s conscious sense of shame in that they tried to hide from each other and from God. Sin separates us from one another and from God. We see that their attempt to “cover themselves” was not acceptable to God. No sin is covered without the shedding of blood. So if our relationship with God is to be restored to true worship it must start with God and in God’s way. There is no covering or removal of sin without the shedding of blood.
Man cannot deal with his own sin. Adam and Eve’s attempt to cover their nakedness and sin with fig leaves was the best that they could do. God must deal with it through the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Only God can atone for our sins. We must be willing to deal correctly with our sin by coming to the work of the cross to restore true worship.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSI Ministry, RSI School of Ministry, and RSI Publishing L.L.C..