What's in a Name?

#36 To Live Without Needing God

Posted: Saturday, August 6th, 2016
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What's in a name? Names identify, explain, and serve to distinguish one from another. What do God's names reveal to us about Him, coming from Him?


Genesis 3:4-5 NASB
The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

The sin of Eden’s couple was the seemingly harmless wrong of self-sufficiency. This is the pompous drive that Abram inherited, the independence to work out, in his own way and time and effort, the purpose of God.

“I will decide for myself.”
“I can know on my own.”
“I will do as I please.”
“I can make it happen.”

The serpent tempted Eve and Adam to live without needing God. That is sin! The essence of sin, the meaning of sin, is just this: “I am sufficient in myself to know, to do and to live. I can. I will. Without God’s help.” 

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