Step 9: Adam and Eve – The First People on Earth and Their Sin

The first man and woman God created were called Adam and Eve. Their story is told in the first book of the Bible, Genesis. God made them in His own image. Then He gave them the beautiful Garden of Eden to live in and take care of. Every day, God came to walk with them and talk with them! Can you imagine that? Almighty God, the Creator of all the heavens and the earth, wanted to spend time with the humans He had made! Because they were special to Him! Then Adam and Eve sinned. They disobeyed God. They knew they had done wrong in God’s sight. So when God came to visit them, they ran away and hid from Him! That sin broke their happy relationship with God. They lost their closeness with God. God sent them away from Him because of their sin. A pure and holy God cannot tolerate anything sinful to be near Him. That was how sin entered the world.

Now, all of us humans, are born with a desire to sin because our first parents sinned. We do wrong things and sin against God all the time. Sin and its results are terrible, as we see in our world today. These dark sins separate us from our most Holy and pure God. We cannot go near Him. God tells us in the Bible: “All have sinned and fall short of God’s glorious standard.”

Prayer: “Lord God, I’m so sorry I have sinned against you.  Please forgive me.  I do not want my sins to separate me from You. Please help me not to sin.”

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