In life, we have to make choices. Some bring lasting benefits, others brings devastating consequences. In this day, ask yourselves – HOW IS MY GARDEN? Whether you are a believer or not, I believe that this will have an impact in your life.
If you think of your life as a garden, life will be worth living.
If one sows cucumbers, but yet want collar greens, you would think that person is crazy, but in the spiritual, we wind up sowing bad seeds in our lives and get mad at God because he is not answering our prayers. God has, specifically, said that you will reap what you sow. (Galatians 6:7) God has established laws in his kingdom and when you break them, there are consequences.
When I talk to people about Jesus, out pops the classic question – IF GOD IS SO GOOD, WHY IS THERE SO MUCH EVIL IN THE WORLD? Why is it that we blame God? Because we do not read our Bible to find the answer. Don’t blame God, blame man! God gave man a garden to dwell in. He gave man a helpmate in the form of Eve. God said you can eat of every tree in the garden except for one! The tree of good and evil. God said, specifically, that the day they eat of it, they will die (Read the first three chapters of Genesis).
Now, when we hear the word DIE, we think cease to exist. Yes, Adam and Eve ceased to exist, but die can also mean dying to communion with God. The Jews had a saying that when a son dishonored God and family, they were dead. That didn’t mean they ceased to exist, it only meant that communion with the family was dead.
So, it happened. I am sure you know the end of the story – ADAM SINNED AND THERE WERE CONSEQUENCES! Consequences because man was separated from God. Consequences because man had to work by the sweat of his brow. Consequences because sin and sickeness would plague mankind. So, please don’t blame God – Blame Man!
But, glory to God – God became a man and his name was Jesus. Why? In becoming a man, he was known as the Second and last Adam (I Cor 15:45). He came to not only die for us but to give us a garden. A garden where we can start again and this time, depend on him to make wise choices. Remember decisions have consequences and we must be careful to make the right choices in life. How’s your garden? Start with Jesus and begin a new life.
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