Hearing the sound of God walking caused fear rather than joy. Then God asks the first of a multitude of best questions in the Bible: “Adam, where are you?” Adam’s reply to God is illustrative of Adam’s failure and corruption; when misery and death result from Adam pretending to be God, Adam blames God and Eve. Contrast this with the Creator—the Son of God incarnate, Jesus Christ—who accepts all guilt, blame, and punishment. Jesus owns it all and dies under its burden to relieve and restore us.
What if Adam had admitted his wrong and begged God’s pardon?
God tracks responsibility from Adam to Eve to the serpent.
Notice that 3:15 is the first articulation of the gospel: the seed of the woman will crush the head (power) of the serpent.