The Fall – Genesis 3:1-24

The Fall – Genesis 3:1-24

Who do you listen to?

One of the early problems for humanity was deciding whose voice was authoritative.  God said one thing… the serpent said another.  Who should a mere human believe?

It appears as though God told Adam one thing, which he diligently passed along to Eve.  However, the serpent told Eve another thing, and she was faced with the question of believing the serpent or believing Adam.  When she told Adam what the serpent had said, he was then faced with the question of believing God, or believing what Eve had heard from the serpent.

Adam and Eve only had 2 voices to hear in the discernment process.  We have hundreds of voices clamoring for our attention!  Which one will you listen to?

It occurs to me that this is one of the reasons Bible reading and church attendance is so important.  We must practice recognizing the right Voice.  As we are better able to recognize that Voice, then we can determine which other voices are consistent with God’s will for our lives… and which voices should be disregarded.

Teach me Thy way, O Lord; Teach me Thy way!
Thy guiding grace afford; Teach me Thy way!
Help me to walk aright–More by faith, less by sight.
Lead me with heav’nly light; Teach me Thy way! 
                                                  – B. Mansell Ramsey