After Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit from the tree God instructed them not to eat from. That afternoon God came looking for them. When God called out to them, they responded by saying that they hid themselves because they were naked. God’s response back to them was, “Who told you that you were naked?”
God’s question to Adam and Eve caused me to meditate on the whole idea of “Who told you?” I came to realize that we all live lives based upon what we are told. Have you ever considered that? Our lives are shaped by what we are TOLD! Our responses to situations are based upon what we are told. It’s time we learn how to think and become the masters of our destiny instead of slaves to what we are told by others.
I am learning to weigh everything that I am told on the scale of God’s Word. What does God have to say about the matter? What is right? What is true? When we are told something, we have to learn to refer back to what God says. Why relay on what God says? Because God is true. It is impossible for Him to lie. Jesus (the Word) even said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” Since it is impossible for God to lie and His Word is true, we can trust everything He says in His Word with 100% confidence.
Who told you that you are terminal and have a short time to live? What does God’s Word say about that? Who said you are poor? What does God’s Word say about that? Who is speaking into your life? What are they saying? Let God be true and EVERY man a liar! Adam was deceived and brought a curse upon all of mankind based upon the twisted lies of the serpent who persuaded them to eat the forbidden fruit. Adam and Eve accepted another word instead of relying on God’s Word. They didn’t refer back to exactly what God said. If they would have, things today would be much different.
How different would your life be today it you paid attention to what you are being told and who is saying it? The doctor says you have cancer. The Word says that you are healed by the wounds of Jesus. Your bank account says that you are broke. The Word says that you are rich and able to give on every occasion. Who says you are stupid or worthless? The Word says that you are fearfully and wonderfully made. The news media says that you should fear. God’s Word says do not fear. When you pay attention to what God has to say about YOU and your life, everything will change for the better. Your life will begin in align with what the Word says, and you will overcome whatever lie you have been listening to. Remember, let God be true and EVERY man a liar.
Who told you? Learn to always ask yourself that question. It could save your life and the lives of those around you.