I’m currently doing the ‘Essential Jesus’ from YouVersion for my Bible Reading. At one point, we were given “Genesis 3:1-24”. When I clicked on the chosen passage, I was reluctant when I found out that this is about the fall of first humans.
I believe you all have that moment right? The one when you read the Bible without any zeal and you read it just for the sake of reading the bible, especially if that is something that you’ve heard or read many times.
How arrogant of me!!
Just when I had that indifferent attitude, I was reminded that God is always able to bring fresh off revelation no matter how many times you have encountered the scriptures. Therefore, I repented and asked God to please give me a new revelation towards this story.
I read this passage about 3-4 times and my heart was leaping with joy when I got this new understanding and lesson learned from the story of human fall.
1. Always Confirm Things with God, Make Sure Things that You Do is God-Approved
I was made realized that Eve’s fall was not merely because she listened to the serpent or she was tempted to try. It was first and foremost because she didn’t confirm what was told with God. Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death“. Had Eve checked with God, she wouldn’t end up eating the fruit.
I was largely convicted on this ‘checking it with God’. A lot of times I took things into my own hand and made justification over it. A lot of times, I got so used of making my own decision and forgetting how much I need God’s confirmation/approval when I heard, told, or advised about certain things. God wanted us to communicate with Him every single thing and to ask for His approval. The moment we confess Him as our Lord, we no longer have any right to any longer say ‘this is my life, i am entitled to make certain decision’.
We are His! Ask His approval.
2. Be patient!
How long do you think Eve needs to wait before she checked with God? I don’t think it’s that long since God created Adam and Eve for His pleasure. It means that God must have loved come to Garden and spent time with them. It means, it won’t be long after what the serpent told about the deceiving truth on the fruit.
Imagine this. What if the period of Eve gobbled the fruit and God came to the garden were only two hours away? The hours that shift the fate from blessings to curse.
It’s important to wait on God. He knows when to appear and He’ll give us strength while waiting for Him. This waiting-patience things relate to point number 1.
Adam and Eve could spend her life FOREVER in garden had they waited just a little bit longer (PATIENCE)
Thank You Lord for this amazing revelation. Exactly my weaknesses. Exactly what I needed to hear and to apply.