Monday, October 6, 2014

Devotion on Genesis 3 - "Because You Listened..."

Scripture: Genesis 3:17
To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it…,’

In verse 17, God makes it clear that Adam is being punished because he listened to Eve instead of to God. This shows us the need to reject peer pressure, even as adults, and to live to please God rather than people. It shows the need to reject other people's ideas and advice when they contradict God's known will, just as Adam should have with Eve.

Who has your ear? What person do you listen to most in your life? When you have a decision to make, do you go to them before you go to God?

Remember that every person is fallible, despite their intentions, and that only God will lead us right every time. Go to Him first and reject any suggestions that contradicts what you feel He's telling you either in Scripture or in prayer.

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