Sin entered the world on one simple premise…that God isn’t enough. Adam and Eve were tempted, and ultimately believed the lie that God was holding out on them. Despite their perfect union with the Father in the garden, they still thought they needed more…desiring more than they had. The rest of this passage in Romans shares the consequences of that decision playing out both in the society of Paul’s day, as well as that of ours. It’s so easy to doubt that God’s way is truly best, instead exchanging that truth with worldly alternatives that seem to offer more security, comfort, and satisfaction. Yet it doesn’t take much time living in this world to experience the emptiness of those exchanges…much like Adam and Eve experienced separation, brokenness, and the desire to hide from our perfect and loving Father.
Throughout Scripture, we see God’s wholehearted pursuit to restore the brokenness we chose for ourselves. Philippians 4:19 reminds me that even in the midst of a world full of distractions and claims for satisfaction, our Lord provides everything that we need. He is enough.
Lord, please reveal where in my heart I’ve exchanged the truths of You for less. May You help me believe that truth as I live for Your purposes today.