Bible Questions (2)

Our second Bible question is also from the book of Genesis. Adam and Eve gave in to the devil’s temptation, and they sinned. They knew they had disobeyed God, and they were ashamed. So Adam and Eve hid themselves in the garden.

Genesis 3:8-9 tells us the question God asked Adam and Eve. “During the cool part of the day, the Lord God was walking in the garden. The man and the woman heard him, and they hid among the trees in the garden. The Lord God called to the man and said, ‘Where are you?’”

Could Adam and Eve really hide from God? No! God sees everything. Nothing is hidden from Him. So if God knew where Adam and Eve were, why did He ask this question? God wanted Adam and Eve to admit their guilt. God wanted them to understand that their sin separated them from Him.

But Adam and Eve did not admit their sin. Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the snake. So God punished Adam and Eve and forced them to leave the beautiful garden.

God expects us to obey Him. When we disobey, we need to admit our sin to Him and ask for forgiveness. Thank God today for His great love and forgiveness.