TargetPoint Vol. 2 of 32
Todays Verse/Thought: Fig Leaves For Sale
What Is Fear and Where Did It Come From?
Genesis 3:10 The man answered, ìI heard you walking in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.
In this scripture, Adam is talking to God. Why is Adam afraid? Here he is, created by a loving God, placed in a gorgeous garden, given the woman of his dreams, having authority over all living things, with all his needs (and wants) met, and he is afraid! Why?
We all know this story well. it is commonly referred to as The Fall of Man. In six cosmic days, God creates the heavens and the earth, man and woman, and gives them only one (not ten) requirement! They are not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Along comes the devil, telling Eve that eating of this tree is really no problem, it will just make her like God. So she does . . . Adam does . . . and sure enough, THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL ENTERS THEIR MINDS, AND FEAR ENTERS THEIR HEARTS!
They fashion fig leaves as a covering, the first human reaction to fear. Remember when you were a small child and it was dark and out of fear of the dark, you may have pulled the covers over your head? Our natural instinct is to cover-up when we experience fear. We do it physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Genesis 3:10 is the very first reference to the word fear in the Bible. The sad thing is that for us as human beings, because of sin, fear is natural! We all battle it in one way or another, no matter who we are, no matter what our personality, no matter how strong we think we might be. As we progress through this series on the subject of fear, we will address the many different ways all of us as individuals, negotiate through this minefield.
Start this very day, to ASK GOD TO OPEN YOUR MIND AND HEART to understand the subject of fear. Ask Him to REVEAL HIS TRUTH to you as you move through this series. Ask Him to SHOW YOU AREAS OF YOUR LIFE WHERE YOU MIGHT BE DOMINATED by fear.
Tomorrow In TargetPoint:
Which Fear Is In Your Drivers Seat?