And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?” The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

– Genesis 3:11-13 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

Everything changed in God’s creation once Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit. They hid when God came near, and in that interaction with God they denied responsibility for their rebellion. This reaction has been a part of human nature ever since. We want to blame others for our responses and we don’t want to give an account to God for our actions. Our inability to face our faults is deeply rooted and we are in desperate need for someone to rescue us from ourselves. Jesus didn’t come to just counsel us; He came to deliver us from our sin.

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