Satan’s First Question

“Did God reeeeeally say …?” (Genesis 3:1)

Adam and Eve were hanging out in the Garden of Eden. All was good.

But then Satan entered the picture and whispered that little question into Eve’s ear. It’s one he’s been whispering to us ever since.

God’s First Question

The Bible is packed with intriguing questions, many of them from God himself.

What was God’s first question? It came right after man’s first sin. Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, realized they were naked and then tried to hide from God.

What did God do in response? He asked a simple question:

Where are you?

What if God asked you that question right now? How would you respond? Are you following Him? Or are you stumbling around on your own? Is God enough for you? Or do you long for forbidden fruit? Are you at peace? Or are you ashamed of something you’ve done? Are you open and honest with God? Or is there something you’re trying to hide?

God already knows all of our deepest, darkest thoughts and all of our ugliest, nastiest actions. But He still loves us more than we could ever imagine.

Turn from your sin.
Run back to God.
Never ever leave His side.

Question of the Week: How to Live

Send your deepest, thorniest, most mind-boggling Bible questions to getupwithgod1@yahoo.com and I’ll do my very best to answer ’em in 100 words or less.

Here’s this week’s question . . .

I like to keep things simple, straightforward and practical. What exactly does the Bible say about how Christians should live?

Great question. Here’s one take from the Apostle Paul:

Be joyful always:
pray continually;
give thanks in all circumstances,
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Do not put out the Spirit’s fire;
do not treat prophecies with contempt.
Test everything.
Hold on to the good.
Avoid every kind of evil.
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-22)

Here’s another:

So I say, live by the Spirit . . .
the fruit of the Spirit is
love,
joy,
peace,
patience,
kindness,
goodness,
faithfulness,
gentleness and
self-control.
(Galatians 5:16a, 22-23a)

Here it is in 3 little words . . .

LIVE
LIKE
JESUS