Man’s Rebellion

God saw all that He created
and called it very good.
man fell
prey to temptation
and into sin.Man rebelled
against his maker,
his Lord, and
his provider,
doubting His goodness,
disobeying His command,
desiring for himself
that which only God deserved,
bringing death to his soul.

For the wages of sin is death. . .
Romans 6:23 ESV

…just as sin came into the
world through one man,
and death through sin,
and so death spread
to all men because all sinned.
Romans 5:12 ESV

And you, who once were alienated
and hostile in mind,
doing evil deeds . . .
Colossians 1:21 ESV

Taking the Truth to Heart

God created Adam and Eve
for His pleasure, His glory, and
their enjoyment.

He established mankind’s rule
and dominion over all the
creatures and the earth.

He placed them in the
Garden of Eden
and explained
that they could
eat of any tree in the
garden except one.

There they were in the midst of a
beautiful garden,
with every need provided for,
in intimate companionship
with God and one another,
and yet they came to desire…
through the deception of the
enemy they desired that
which was not theirs.
Entertaining the serpent’s lies,
doubting God’s faithfulness.
They chose to take for themselves
that which was not theirs
for the taking…
Fearing they would be left
Not believing God and
His love.
Ultimately they acted
in selfishness and
unbelief. They turned against
God and became His enemies.
They broke their intimate
fellowship with Him.

What is this darkness within
and without?
Why this resistance to
the truth and the light?


…just as sin came into the
world through one man,
and death through sin,
and so death spread
to all men because all sinned.
Romans 5:12 ESV

Close in prayer and
a song of praise.

Heavenly Father,
May I live free
knowing that the light
of Christ overcomes
the darkness within.
May I trust in His precious blood
and in His righteousness
and no longer fear but be free,
since Jesus set me free.

Help me remember Christ,
remember that He lives,
remember the hope
I have in Him –
each and every moment
of each and every day
this coming year.
May I live through Him
for Him
and because of Him!

No more fear!
No more unbelief!
No more discouragement!

“Why This Fear and Unbelief?”

Now why this fear and unbelief?
Has not the Father put to grief
His spotless Son for us?
And will the righteous Judge of men
Condemn me for that debt of sin
Now canceled at the cross?

Jesus, all my trust is in Your blood
Jesus, You’ve rescued us
Through Your great love

Complete atonement You have made
And by Your death have fully paid
The debt Your people owed
No wrath remains for us to face
We’re sheltered by Your saving grace
And sprinkled with Your blood

How sweet the sound of saving grace
How sweet the sound of saving grace
Christ died for me

Be still my soul and know this peace
The merits of your great high priest
Have bought your liberty
Rely then on His precious blood
Don’t fear your banishment from God
Since Jesus sets you free.

In Jesus’ Name,


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