The Way Out

When people find themselves in an uncomfortable situation they always come up with a way out. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Even found themselves in an uncomfortable situation when they sinned against God. They discovered that they were naked with no confidence enough to stand in God’s presence after they sinned. Adam and Eve ran away and hid themselves from God. They were experiencing something very strange after they sinned.

This is something we still do as humans because of sin. Sin makes people feel uncomfortable with anything associated with God. Today man is still running away from God because of shame and guilt. Many times man has instead tried to rationalize his way out of this kind of an uncomfortable experience not knowing that the way out of such a situation is only found in God himself. Our human solutions are not the best; the way out is found in God.

In Genesis 3: 7 in reference to Adam and Eve the Bible says, “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons” (KJV). The Aprons were basically a temporary solution. It may have been the best idea at that moment, but it had its own flaws. In this situation God provided them with the best covering for their nakedness.

God is the one who has the way out of the quagmires of life. In John 14:6 the Bible says, “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (KJV). Jesus said that he is the way and for sure he is the way. However, he is not just the way to the Father, but he is also the way out of sin. God is truly the way out of the entrapments of life. He is the way out of lack, suffering, sickness, and death. Jesus is the way out and not human wisdom.

When David was given the chance to choose his punishment after he sinned by conducting a census that God did not authorize, he just turned to God. He knew that God was more merciful than man. In 1 Chronicles 21:13 the Bible says, “And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the Lord; for very great are his mercies: but let me not fall into the hand of man” (KJV). King David was wise. He understood that the way out was through God. Surely, the way out of sin is through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is not condemning anyone. Jesus wants people to be forgiven so that they can have eternal life. Are you still looking for the way out? Jesus is the way.