In the Cool of the Day


Sometimes His Spirit within quickens a truth. Here’s one that He just gave to me. I felt led to share this fun nugget with you.

We read in Genesis 3:8 in most translations that after Adam and his wife sinned, God sought them out “in the cool of the day.” Actually, the Hebrew word for “cool” is Strong’s No. 7307, which really means “wind” or “spirit.” It is in that realm that we have the best communication with Him.

Truth shines in many nuances of meaning. It is there with “cool” as well. It came to me that “the cool of the day” is BOTH at the time of sunrise and at the time of sunset, the morning and the evening. Suddenly, other scriptures could be seen to overlap that thought.

The daily sacrifice was both in the morning and in the evening. These are also called the ascending offerings. Whenever we meet with Him, we are to continue our spiritual journey, our spiritual growth onward and upward by grace through faith in Him.

God seeks to cover us at the beginning of our days, and at the end of our days. He seeks to bless us in our going out, and in our coming in. He seeks to bless us in our lying down and in our getting up.

He desires to position us to be the head, not the tail. He wants us to follow as He leads us to become overcomers above our circumstances, not beneath. So take heart, be strong, and of good courage.

Whether we are entering the day or bringing closure to it, we enter into His fellowship, His strength, His guidance, His nature, and His rest. He is our daily bread. His love and mercy are new every morning.

He goes before us. He is our rear guard. He makes a way where there is no other way.

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