Tuesday, January 5, 2010

One little lie...

One little lie. That's what started it all. "You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." (Genesis 3:4&5). One lie and the world was set into a tailspin. I know the world seems bad now, and it is, but the reality of it is, the world has been a mess since the day that lie was told. The days of the Garden of Eden were over. Man no longer communed with God. Life as God intended it to be for His creation was over. Cain murdered his brother Abel. The world became one big mess. A mess in need of a savior. I'm just glad that even then God had a plan. A plan for a Savior and because of that plan, even in the midst of all this mess, there is hope that one day everything will be better. The world will be set right again. We will be able to again truly commune with God in His presence. His creation will live as He intended. Until then, we must trust the Spirit to give us wisdom to know the truth from the lie. What lies are you listening to today? What lies are being whispered in our ears just as they were told to Eve that day in the garden? It all started with one little lie, but the truth is, the lies haven't stopped. Lies like "why do you believe in a God that allows bad things to happen?" "your God is not big enough to handle your problems" "that one little thing, it won't ruin your life" and those are just a few of the lies we are told and we believe, just like Eve did that day in the garden. We must hold on to our faith in God and trust that He will provide the discernment to follow the truth. "And now, O sons, listen to me: blessed are those who keep my ways; Hear instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors. For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord, but he who fails to find me injures himself; and who hate me love death." Proverbs 8: 32-36

Reading today: Genesis 3-5 & Proverbs 8

"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female, he created them." Genesis 1:27

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