The Voice of God
Genesis 3:9-12
And the LORD God called to Adam, and said to him, Where are you?…

I. THE VOICE HERE WAS DOUBTLESS AN AUDIBLE VOICE. And God has yet His voice. He can speak by awful providences; He can speak by terrific judgments; or He can speak by the "still, small voice" of love.

II. THE VOICE OF GOD IS ALWAYS A TERRIFIC VOICE TO THE SOUL THAT IS OUT OF CHRIST. The voice of God is the voice of a holy God — the voice of a just God — the voice of a faithful God. And how can an unpardoned, unjustified, and unsanctified soul hear that voice and not tremble?

III. HOW IS IT, THEN, THAT THE BELIEVER IN CHRIST JESUS CAN LISTEN TO THOSE WORDS, "WHERE ART THOU?" AND CAN HEAR THEM IN PEACE? What answer does he give? "Where art thou?" — In Christ. In Christ? Then "there is no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit."

(J. H. Evans, M. A.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?

WEB: Yahweh God called to the man, and said to him, "Where are you?"

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