WHAT DID HE SAY?
Doubting God’s word goes all the way back to the very beginning. Pondering to tailspin is just that… we think and think and think until our lives are in a tailspin of doubt and nerves. Sometimes we question ourselves as we walk with God and ask, “What did He say”? Questioning Gods word from lack of study or because of lack of faith is as old as time itself. It is literally the first sin we see on the landscape.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, “You shall not eat from any tree of the garden?”The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.”The serpent said to the women, “You surely will not die!” For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate, and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. 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 loin coverings.
Do you ever second guess God’s directives?
Anybody ever known what you were about to do was against God’s design and in your superior intellect decided, “you know what I think I’ll take the chance!”
We give Eve a hard time! I think we like blaming her which makes me think we like throwing shade cause it gives us a break but you and I do what Eve did everyday! Thus she gets the blame for mankind and it’s debacle. Let’s just all own it! If it hadn’t have been Eve, it would have been you or me! Christians love to be all profound about this moment in history that set the world a blaze but somewhere someone was going to be selfish! It just happened to be Eve.
The instruction was clearly given in Genesis 2:16-17. The instruction was, “don’t eat!”.
No explanation was given.
No explanation was needed.
IF God is LORD of our lives, then there is no explanation for parameters given as we walk this amazing life out He has designed. Eve’s pondering on what was good for her sent her in a tailspin. The enemy didn’t really lie! When she ate of it, her eyes were opened to the difference between good and evil. She pondered too long and the rest is in the books!
What are you pondering too long on?
What has God given a clear directive in regards to and you keep pondering if it might be good for you in the long run?
What did He say?
Do we not trust Him?
Has He ever held out on you?
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