Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” Genesis 3:1
Changing what a person says is very common throughout society. People hear what another person says, but often change what was said, sometimes greatly and other times just a little.
Lawyers are experts in spinning what is said by a defendant. Their goal is to trap the defendant in what is being said, often whether it is true or not.
When God put Adam and Eve in the garden, He told them not to eat of a specific tree. The serpent questioned this asking Eve if God did really say that they could not eat from any tree in the garden.
Twisting the words of someone is often done to get one’s own personal way or to achieve one’s own agenda. It is for this reason that contracts are often written in extreme absurd detail to ensure that complete full understand is achieved. Yet, despite all the details, many attempt to change the meaning of what was said.
It is common to hear people question what is said in the Bible. They often state that what was said does not really mean what is says, but something else. Acting in this way is done so that one can justify sin or rebellion against God and His commands.
Sexual immorality, drunkenness, abuse, theft, gossip, and much more is considered acceptable by many in the church for this very reason. True holiness is often rejected as legalistic in acceptance of living in sin while claiming to believe in Jesus.
Just as Satan, the serpent, questioned what God said to Eve, many question what God is saying to this day, rather than taking God’s word as the final say.
Every believer must believe every word of God.
There may be things that God has said that you are questioning while trying to justify your personal feelings or actions. Start with the focus that God demands holiness and to love Him and others. When you begin with that platform, it is easier to understand God’s word and believe it.
Do not allow yourself to fall into the trap of questioning what God really said. Flee all sin and pursue His holiness and righteousness so that you will not fall into the trap of sin as Eve did.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God’s word says; that you will live by God’s word; that you will strive to live holy and righteous as Jesus lived; and that you will not change the words of God to fit your desires.