Don’t Exaggerate God

It can be so easy to exaggerate in our humaness

I mean, let’s face it, as innocent as it might seem (because I know that we have all done it at some point in our lives) it can have so many consequences. We can see this in Genesis 3, where we see the serpent talking to Eve, and we then see her exaggerate God’s revelation to Adam over her human desires

All too often, we can be given direction from God, and we might “add a bit here and there” of what He truly said to us

I know that this can be said for those who receive a prophetic word from God in today’s society. Sometimes God can give a simple word to that person to convey, and yet, simple can mean boring, and so, there is a danger for us to make it more elaborate

God has never been complicated in His communication with us. He laid out His plan before the beginning of time and since has walked with those who were obedient enough to execute it

Eve’s first mistake was talking to satan in the first place, but her fatal mistake was then exaggerating God’s truth

At no point did God tell Adam not to touch the tree of knowledge of good and evil, and yet, Eve adds this part to reply to the serpent. Oh, how she must have desperately wanted to emphasise not to go near it, but in what may have seemed an innocent extension to God’s spoken command was the doubt needed for satan to tempt our mother

Friends, exaggerating the truth can lead us to consequences that have eternal implications. We can take so much from Eve, who was actually trying to “innocently” make the point that God had originally conveyed. But, in her humanness to be right, Eve’s ultimate mistake was not going to God when doubt crept in

I pray that within our journeys, that exaggeration would never be something that we would entertain. Only because, to exaggerate, says more about ourselves, and the desires we have (to seem maybe more important, or perhaps the need to want to be right) than simply being obedient and speaking out God’s word, to us

Jesus relaid to satan exactly what Scripture says, and after three attempts, satan left Him. We can learn so much from this

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Rebecca Brand

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