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First Question God Asked Man

Posted by scottfairchild , 31 May 2014 · 1160 views


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Where Are You?- Fairchild, 2012, 30?x22?, watercolor & enamel


The first recorded question God asked man was, “Where are you? (Gen. 3:9b)” Not that He did not know the answer, because God is all knowing. As it says in Psalm 147:5 “Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.”


Adam and Eve used to walk with God in the Garden of Eden. When Adam and Eve sinned, God knew it immediately. Even though they had sinned, God appeared in the garden desiring to meet with Adam and Eve.


Yet the sin brought shame to them and God was ‘searching’ for them. What an amazing act for God to search for man. God searching for them shows God's desire to be with Adam and Eve even though they had wronged Him. The view of man searching for God is opposite of what is going on in Genesis. The human experience is always God searching for man- desiring to reconcile us back to Himself.


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