My children have been keeping me very busy with questions. Lots of questions! They have been learning and reviewing Bible stories through their schooling, through devotions and through Bible stories in the evening (if it’s not too late at bed time).
Ryan, my middle child, especially loves to ask the questions. “Well, why did Eve have to sin?” “Why didn’t Adam stop her?” Why, why, why?? “What if they didn’t sin?” “Didn’t the people around Noah know they were sinners?” The story of Noah is fascinating to all 3 of my kids. It’s hard to wrap my head around the story if I think about it. God was so mad at the sin in the world that He destroyed it by a Flood.
I can’t even really remember what ALL the question were. I just know I didn’t and don’t have answers for all of them. They are overwhelming at times. I think I’m going to make a list of the next batch of questions from him (and the others) and post them.
My explanation as to why Eve chose to sin is that God gave us a free will and she chose to sin. The same thing with Adam. Because they chose to sin, we are born sinners, all of us. That is why God sent Jesus to die on the cross. He paid the price for our sins. What a price He paid!
Children are a such blessing! They make you think about the Bible, God’s Word, His plan.
These questions make me think of another situation I am dealing with. It’s about a friend who is living in serious sin and, yet, justifies it. We can justify any sin, especially if it’s something we WANT to hang on to. God’s Word is very clear on sin. All have sinned, we are all sinners. There’s none that doeth good.
This entire conversation we’re having has been a plus for me. It makes me really take a good look at the sin I allow in my life (and there’s A LOT there). It’s those sins we don’t think will hurt others. Well, they may not hurt others, BUT they are wretched and ugly to a Holy and Pure God. They hurt Him. They nailed Him to a cross.