Nothing puts me to sleep faster, than a (good) read from most any genealogy section in the Bible. Begot. Begot. Begot. But, some nights ago, I was reading the genealogy of Jesus as recorded in Luke 3:23-38, and I confess I was skimming through it, when my eyes caught hold of verse 38. It reads: “The son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God”.
Adam – son of God! It is an obvious and glaring revelation I confess, but I never really got it. To me sonship was always something taught in the church, for the New Covenant – you know, as adopted sons and daughters of the King. But sonship as it pertains to human creation, and the intent of God the Father, is as old as time itself. I want to probe, for a few days at least, some of the liberties that sonship affords us, as portrayed by the life of Adam.
The first thing that sonship affords us is fellowship with our Father. Direct access to Him as it were – with no separation. Genesis 3:8 reads as follows: “Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking(A) in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid(B) from the Lord God among the trees of the garden”. God Himself used to walk in the garden in the cool of the day! I imagine He and Adam would walk with each other everyday. He was available for Adam to approach, to walk alongside, and to talk to. Think of it, most of the dialogue recorded for Adam in Genesis, is directed at God Himself! You see God never intended separation between Him and His sons and daughters. We were always meant to have complete access to Him anytime of the day.
Adam had a Father that never hid from him, that was always available to Him. A father he could approach, and talk to. Let us embrace our gift of sonship by approaching our Dad, and having fellowship with Him anytime anywhere.