And the Lord God called unto Adam and said unto him, Where art thou”–Genesis 3:9
Life in the beginning must have been tremendously wonderful for Adam. All goes well for him, at least until the day he sinned. Conscious of his sin, no doubt feeling guilty, he tries to hide from God. He answers God by saying. I heard your voice, I was afraid because I was naked so I hid”. On this day Adam learned a great lesson that we should take to heart today. That lesson: “The eyes of the Lord are in every place beholding the good and the evil” (Proverbs 15:3) . “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do” (Hebrews 4:13). This, my friends. is a very sobering lesson that all of us need to think seriously about. David once asked, “Where shall I flee from thy presence”? Then he answered his own question, “There is no place” (Psalms 139:7-13). We cannot deceive, mock or hide from God. Every effort on our part to do so is nothing more than puny self deception. Hear the words of Paul: “Do not be deceived God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap (Galatians 6:7). There is a great day coming in which all of us shall give an account of ourselves to our Lord (Rom. 14:12; 2 Cor. 5:10; Acts 17:31). will stand before the judgment seat of Christ and receive the things done in this body whether they be good or bad (2 Cor. 5:10).
This question, “Where art thou”, echoes down the corridor of time and you and I must give answer. Where does God stand in your life (Mark 12:30)? Where does Jesus stand in your life (Phil. 1:21; Gal. 2:20)? Where does the kingdom of God stand in your life (Matt. 6:33)? Are you standing fast in the faith (1 Cor. 16:13; 1 Cor. 15:58)? Are you in Christ or out of Christ, faithful or unfaithful? There is no middle ground in this (Matt. 12:30) and each of us knows in our own heart where we are. Our destiny awaits and where we are at this very moment could very well determine where we will be in the next moment because as David once stated in the long ago, “there is but a step between me and death” (1 Samuel 20:3).