Genesis chapter three
The danger of talking to strangers is a lesson we all learned as children and should remember now. Often we feel a troubling rush within like a warning. The gentle tug and acquainting voice of protection puts us on “God’s Premium G-rated Channel”, which has been paid in full and made available to us without consequences or hidden charges. Any way that the Lord presents himself is a blessing. Without discussing it with anyone else, just obey the familiar God-voice without compunction. Eve was like a disobedient child when the serpent, like a stranger, began talking to her and disputed God’s orders. She talked to him until she was deceived by his lies, becoming victimized by his allurements to disobedience. There is a price to pay for listening to and talking to the wrong people. Think about this now, who have you been talking to?
Disconcertedness during a conversation is dangerous but we have the choice to boldly walk away. To remain isn’t paramount but could be detrimental. Even when we hear unfavorable conversations, it is not obligatory for us to respond. Who we talk to could have great significance or a profound effect on our success, survival or well-being. After Eve heard the voice of the God, she listened to the serpent’s clever and cunning dispute. We must not allow our minds to be led astray from the pure devotion to Christ by talking to the wrong people. The voice of God may not always be loud and forceful but it is always right.
In verse 8, “They heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day; (that sounds so pleasant and inviting) and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God amongst the trees of the garden.” Only the devil would make one hide from the Lord! I can imagine their stammering voices, sweat, heart palpitations and “Uh-Oh” as they tried to explain why they were hiding. They were in real trouble. God asked them “Who have you been talking to?”
God tenderly invites us to him by saying “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” So “Let us come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need.” Heb.4:16
Talking to God is profitable. Let us listen as he administers grace. Have you talked to the Lord today? He tells us when to go out, which way to go, and when to come in. (Proverbs 3:5-6) His instructions are miracles that warm my heart and sweetly assure me of his love. I make fewer mistakes after I talk to Him.
LIVING BY FAITH will keep you in touch with God. Let us talk to the only real authority of our souls, Jesus Christ. “WHO HAVE YOU BEEN TALKING TO?”