- There we are, Eve,quoting Gods word to Satan but she does something that is fatal!- She devalues it ,changes and adds to it !
- 5 “Every word of God is flawless;
he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
6 Do not add to his words,
or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.( Proverbs 30:5-6)
- I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book.Revelation 22:18
- FIRST,it is quite subtle , she doesn’t name the tree but refers to it by ,location, hence devaluing the importance of its nature...this tree in the middle of the garden, that thing out there….
- Practical Tip : Don’t ‘devalue/underestimate’ Evil, It’s powerful! Satan is powerful! do not honor it but Do Not Underestimate it ! Use Only God’s tools to address it !Be Wise! No point of Reducing the importance of Darkness- Devil is the god of the age-Its real! Its Powerful! It should not be diminished ,but acknowledged, understood,apprehended and dealt with, with wisdom,in truth and with open eyes( as wide as possible)! Evil is NOT a thing out there- it has a name! A name is usually given for awareness ! So,Name it to conquer it or it will conquer you !
- When God says ‘NO’ about something ,be very Knowledgeable on the reasons He gave you ( Get a perso revelation) – master it ,study it , memorize it, and when temptation comes with its warm attraction, your heart /mind/ will is strong enough to say ‘NO’, as well!
- We should study the promises of God as much as we should study His curses- we should be very alert about his Yes’s as much as His No’s- Obey Both ! Bottom line – we should endeavor to Know everything about our God – we should be passionate about Knowing All about the All Knowing……Seek Him diligently, passionately ,diligently til He comes back..
- SECOND-She did something that is forbidden, dangerous and daring! She altered God’s word,changed, and added to it !
- This is Something NOT to Be done Ever!!!
- In doing so in a way she placed herself above God,she thought she knew better- thinking,Oh ,let’s add a bit more to the command its incomplete??
- Indeed , the argument that you cannot eat the fruit without touching it is valid but still, it is better to quote the Word of God as it is- just like Jesus did! Its written! Nothing more, nothing less!
- When you add your own seasoning it reveals your heart – how much you value the Word- How much you believe in its own power-.It shows where you at with God!