Genesis : 3 But the serpent was more cunning than all the beasts of the field that the Lord God had made; and she said to the woman, Did God really say that you must not eat from every tree in the garden? 2 And the woman said to the serpent, We eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden; 3 But God said of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden, Do not eat of it or touch it, lest you die. 4 The serpent said to the woman, “You will certainly not die!” 5 But God knows: which day you eat it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God and you will know what is good and what is bad.
Does the woman believe God or the snake?
Whom do we believe Whom do you believe
In every situation we look for answers, answers that we might be able to give ourselves, answers that other people answer us, answers to questions that only God can answer.
Whom should we believe now, whom do we give our trust?
The serpent, the Lord’s adversary, always tries to draw us to his side, to dissuade us from God, to convince us that his answer is the right one. He works very cleverly, he says: “Verily woman, the Lord said not to eat, not even to touch?” Why actually? Surely you will not die if you touch the fruit …
Satan doesn’t deserve our attention !! If we do not move adequately in the Lord’s plan, we fall into the hands of the adversary.
Ignorance puts us in danger of succumbing to evil, we begin to doubt and become easy prey of the “snake”.
The example of the rich man shows us to be careful who we listen to, who we belong to. Trust must come from the bottom of the heart, must be honestly turned to God. The rich man had not listened to the words of the Lord and said that his brothers were kept on the right path by the “dead” with a specific request. That is a delusion, as you can see – the rich man didn’t have it
Luke 16:27 And he said, So I beg you, Father, to send him to my father’s house, 28 for I have five brothers – that he may warn them so that they may not come to this place of torment too.
29 Abraham said to him, They have Moses and the prophets; she should listen to them! 30 But he said, No, father Abraham. 31 But he said to him, If she does not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will she be heard if one arises from the dead.
The rich man had listened to all sorts of whisperers, and that was his undoing.
We should not give a hearing to people who want us to die with intrigues from God. The adversary of the Lord has heard us, paid in that it is stupid to listen to the commandments of the Lord, he will, that we should listen to him.
But whoever does not recognize the rights of the Lord, including Satan, has no right to speak of truth.
Do you doubt who is telling the truth, do you lend your ear to people who have nothing to do with God?
Remember that the Lord does not force us, He has given us free will. He does not compelle us to believe, but He offers us his love. He asks, “Where are you??” although of course he always knows where you? are, what you? do and how you? behave. It gives the opportunity; that you? answer, open your mouth and speak. In the way God asks, He expects our answers.
God is love, He wants us to listen to Him. When man obeys, he is in God—Satan, who promises all things possible and impossible, we must not listen.
It is important to know who we listen to, whose advice we listen to. The example of the Sulamitin shows us that she left all those who wanted to give her advice to come to the one who could really give the right counsel, that was the prophet Elias.
32 When Eli′sha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed. 33 So he went in and shut the door upon the two of them, and prayed to the Lord. 34 Then he went up and lay upon the child, putting his mouth upon his mouth, his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands; and as he stretched himself upon him, the flesh of the child became warm. 35 Then he got up again, and walked once to and fro in the house, and went up, and stretched himself upon him; the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 36 Then he summoned Geha′zi and said, “Call this Shu′nammite.” So he called her. And when she came to him, he said, “Take up your son.” 37 She came and fell at his feet, bowing to the ground; then she took up her son and went out.
We need to explain our problems to the right person in order to achieve a satisfactory outcome. We present our sorrows and needs to our God in prayer, where we are in the right place. Whoever, in agreement with the Lord as servant, servant of God, expresses his sorrows is in the right place, and is heard when he has previously given his voice to the word of God.
Lord, I am your servant, your servant, help me !! When it comes to the help we have requested, we are at the right address with the Lord, only God can really solve our problems.