Friday, March 8.
“By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground. since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.” Genesis 3:19
In the passage found in Genesis, we encounter a God who respond decisively to sin committed by the first couple. God respond with a curse. This does not mean God is not a gracious God. God is gracious, but does not deal lightly with sin. Death entered the beautiful world God created through sin. All manner of sufferings and despair come through sin. To help humankind get out of this fallen state, one man had to pay.
Jesus Christ came thousand of years later to deal with the issue of sin. As Paul puts it, Christ came into the world and redeemed us from this curse by becoming a curse for us. During this season of lent, let us consider that we came from dust. Let us acknowledge our mortality and repent of our sins.
Memory verse: Galatians 3:3
“The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.” D. L. Moody