Today people say, “Here I am.” But notice the focus change of that statement. “Here am I” deals with ‘where’ a person is in location, proximity and mind, thought & being. The second places emphasis on the ‘I am’, they could even say, “I am here.” Totally different focus and the latter leads to iniquity.
The point: When “I” becomes more of the focus than the question or meaning, it’s wrong and is of sin. For even the indoctrinating preachers and teachers bring attention to the middle letter of Sin to be the cause of many, to most, of our problems is the “BIG I”. That’s shown in entertainment – the 1 BIG EYE, which resembles Apollyon Rev 9:11. How apropos 911 … have you had your 911 moment(s) yet, crossing your Red Sea and the Jordon – again and again!
~ Instead of stating, ‘Here am I’ to the LORD God, Adam ‘deflected’ his answer – that’s what sin does and the nature of sin, “deflects from the Truth!”
“And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.” Gen 3:8-10
How well did Adam “really know” the LORD God? Not very well if he thought he could ‘hide from Him!’ Either that of ‘sin’ (separation from God) made him very “stupid”!
Scripture shows us there are those who ‘hear and answer’ God’s Way.
When we ‘get’ Wisdom and Understanding we’re more able to handle Knowledge, while TRUTH handles us!
|Exodus 35:31||And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;|
|Job 28:12||But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?|
|Job 28:20||Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?|
|Psalms 111:10||The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.|
|Proverbs 1:2||To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;|
|Proverbs 2:2||So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;|
|Proverbs 2:6||For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.|
|Proverbs 3:13||Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.|