I think that this is a key point worth every one’s consideration – that Selwyn makes today. As Selwyn rightly says, that because of the sin of Adam and Eve, we live in a damaged world; in the garden, before their disobedience, they trusted God for everything and He never let them down. ‘Their downfall, in turn, plunged the whole human race into chaos and uncertainty.‘ In this broken world, ‘sin has struck so deeply into human relationships that it would be unwise not to recognise that at times and for a variety of reasons people may let us down.’
The key point is contained in Selwyn’s conclusion: ” … we must be careful that we do not allow the failures of trust we may experience on the human level to affect our view of God … you can place your trust in God without fear of ever being let down.’
Adam and Eve’s sin brought death and chaos to the world – yet God remained faithful. He had a rescue plan and through the actions of an unique, sinless ‘man’, saved the world by His death on the cross. We trust that His word is truth, we can trust that His rescue plan has succeeded – we can place our trust in God because He perfectly loves us – even when we struggle to return His love.
Do you agree?