They hid from God

And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:8

When we do something wrong our first reaction is to look around to see if anyone was watching. Then we want to run away and hide. That is one reason so many sins are committed at night when it is dark. We feel like the darkness hides us from disapproving eyes. So Adam and Eve tried to hide from God after their sin.

We can hide from each other; we do that all the time. One of kid’s favorite games is hide-n-seek. Hiding from God, now that is something completely different. In fact, it just cannot be done. God sees everything we do and He always knows where we are. We may think we can get away from Him but we are only fooling ourselves.

So in today’s verse we see Adam and Eve hiding. We are not told where they chose to hide. Maybe behind a tree or in some tall grass. There they are cringing in fear and hoping God will not be able to locate them. Now if God was just a man with a physical body then just maybe they would have had a chance. But our God is not some puny god. Our God is the creator of the universe. He is outside space and time. For God everything is now. He can see all and he knows all. Hiding from Him is useless.

Have a blessed day,


About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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