Verse of the Day
Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. [Genesis 3:7 – NKJV]
Self-awareness is the inevitable byproduct of the Fall from Grace and, just to be clear, it is not our natural state. God created us to commune with Him. Before Adam and Eve ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, they walked and talked with God in perfect harmony and tranquility. They worshiped and adored Him. Their focus was on Him and not inward on themselves. Then they took one bite of the apple and wow, how things changed!
We, too, are self-centered, sinful creatures, but, thanks to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we have the hope of a life everlasting worshiping and glorifying God. We are often told that we are to become Christ-like. In doing so, it is imperative that we shift our focus from ourselves to others. An outward focus on those around us will help prepare us for our time in eternity as we focus exclusively with all of our soul, mind, and strength on loving the Lord our God.