Apostle Grace Lubega
Genesis 3:9-11 (KJV); And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
We live in a world of many voices. This is both in the physical realm and the spiritual realm.
In 1 Corinthians 14:10, the Bible says, “There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.”
Many choices in life are influenced by these voices but a great many people are unaware of this. Few realise that their actions are actually conditioned reflexes of the voices they are listening to.
For example, the media is a voice but few people have investigated its impact on their subconscious mind.
It told them they are not beautiful enough so they spend heavily on cosmetic surgery but call it free will and self-expression. They dress, eat, and handle relationships based on how it has taught them. But no, they fancy themselves free thinkers.
Which voice are you listening to, really?
This was God’s concern in our theme scripture. Adam and Eve had related with His voice. They knew it even when it walked in the garden (Genesis 3:8). So what was this new voice that was telling them they were naked?
God’s voice is the source of our identity. As His children we must be acquainted with it and how He speaks. This way, when any suggestions outside His oracle comes to us, we will know the difference.
FURTHER STUDY: Genesis 3:8, Isaiah 30:21
GOLDEN NUGGET: God’s voice is the source of our identity. As His children we must be acquainted with it and how He speaks. This way, when any suggestions outside His oracle comes to us, we will know the difference.
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this word. Thank you for teaching me the differences between voices and to identify Your voice among the many. I hear You with clarity every day and as I do, I am established in the knowledge of who I truly am, in Jesus’ name, Amen.