The first question in the Bible has the serpent asking Eve, “Did God really say that?” The enemy knew what God had told Adam and Eve. He knew exactly how to get Eve to take the fruit. This same tactic is being used today to get us to question what God is telling us. The enemy, the culture we live in, and even our own minds attempt to separate us from God’s plans to lead and protect us.
We are extremely good at rationalizing why we can do things that are not good for us. We justify what we want to do through telling ourselves that we can handle situations on our own. We tell ourselves the consequences, if any, are not that grave. It starts with us questioning God, then rationalizing and justifying our actions.
The story of the fall of man is an excellent example of how each of us questions God. When we are not diligent in our relationships with God, these other voices tend to creep in, trying to get us to doubt God’s goodness. Jesus said that His sheep would know His voice. We are learning to block out the voices that want to harm us and listen to the soft, gentle words leading us to Christ.
Written by Jackell.