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Today's reading: Genesis 3:8-24

Adam and Eve's choice to break the one rule God had put in place for them introduced sin into the world, and in so doing, changed everything for mankind and all of creation.

As I prepared to write my blog this morning, I read through Genesis 3:8-24 several times because this passage is so rich with information and lessons for us. One of the first things that stood out to me was the immediate impact Adam and Eve's choosing to sin had on them--they felt guilty, ashamed and they were afraid. And instead of looking forward to spending time with God (which was their normal habit) they hide from Him when He came to the garden. Then, when God very appropriately questions them about their actions, they choose to play the blame game, rather than admitting they were wrong and then asking for forgiveness.

What did you observe or learn about the influence or impact of sin from this account? Why is it important for us to be aware of our sinful nature and be tuned in to our propensity to sin? What did you learn about the consequences of sin from God's exchange with Adam and Eve? Tami

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For me the consequence of sin is shame and disgrace. We hide and we lie. It affects us socially. It, however, most significantly causes a permanent separation from God. The gate to the garden was permanently closed and changes the relationship that we have with God.

The separation that sin causes is on clear display here--separation from God and from others, as casting of blame begins immediately.

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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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