“Squandering God’s Best”
Indeed, this is what humans do best.
It starts some 6000 plus yrs ago. When then Lord God is done creating, He (the triune God) says it was very good.
Adam and Eve soon lose the Garden of Eden. They squander away the Garden of Eden.
Please read the following verses. Genesis 3:8-24
8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”10 He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”12 The man said, “The woman you put here with me — she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it.”13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?”The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”14 So the Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.15 And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”16 To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain, you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.”17 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,'”Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil, you will eat of it all the days of your life.18 It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. 19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground since from it, you were taken; for dust, you are and to dust, you will return.”20 Adam named his wife Eve because she would become the mother of all the living. 21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” 23 So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. And the squandering continues. Some 4000 years after Adam and Eve, the Lord God send His best to the earth, He sends His Son, Jesus Christ as a baby. Jesus is fully God, fully man. Jesus fulfills over three hundred prophecies, he is sinless, clearly Israel’s Messiah.
Before long humankind says away with Him, let Him be crucified. And Israel squanders away the Son of God. The Romans and others living at that time are glad to comply.
God is not surprised, He knows that would happen. This squandering of Christ is used to pay the price of all sin, that all might be saved.
But there is something we must do, we must agree that we are sinners and agree with the Godhead that the blood of Christ has taken our sin from us, as far as the east is from the west.
As I hinted at before, I will now say. Humankind has squandered most of the Lord God’s wonderful gifts to us. Anyone who is living has lived and will live has been given a wonderful gift of opportunity to live forever in heaven.
Please, I beg you, don’t squander this one.
Have a tremendous day in the Lord,
Let everything that has breath (this includes you) Praise and thank the Lord.
Be a Blessing;