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Wrong Voices Leads to Wrong Choices

It started in The Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis. God told Adam every tree of the garden you may eat but, the tree of the the knowledge of good and evil, do not eat. God told Adam the day he eat of it he would surely die. A lot of us have been like Adam: God gives us instruction and we decide to do our own thing. Or a person of wisdom, like a parent or elder/mentor, gives us wise counsel. But we still do what we want to do. The devil deceived Eve and told her she would not surely die. He told her the day that she eats from the tree she would become like God. Eve saw what was on the tree looked good to her eyes and she ate it and gave it to Adam. Adam knew the truth but ate of it anyway. The result is they were kicked out of the garden of Eden.

The devil will give you a truth but not the whole truth. They didn’t die right away but they died spiritually and then later physically. Adam and Eve did get knowledge that they were naked and they tied leaves around them. Before, they were clothed in the glory of God. Adam and Eve were meant to live forever with God in eternity.

If it is not in line with what God said or the word God says, we should not listen to it. Those who are not saved receive Jesus now. Read Romans 10:9-10. John 10:27: My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. God is our shepherd and we lack no good thing when we let Him lead and guide us through every phase of our lives (Psalm 23).

In 1 Kings 13, A man of God from Judah received a word from God: ‘You must not eat bread or drink water or return by the way you came.”  He refused king Jeroboam when he offered to eat with him. An old prophet offered to eat with him and he refused at first. The old prophet insisted again.

1 Kings 13:18-29: The old prophet answered, “I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the Lord: ‘Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.’” (But he was lying to him.) 19 So the man of God returned with him and ate and drank in his house.20 While they were sitting at the table, the word of the Lord came to the old prophet who had brought him back. 21 He cried out to the man of God who had come from Judah, “This is what the Lord says: ‘You have defied the word of the Lord and have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you. 22 You came back and ate bread and drank water in the place where he told you not to eat or drink. Therefore your body will not be buried in the tomb of your ancestors.’” 23 When the man of God had finished eating and drinking, the prophet who had brought him back saddled his donkey for him. 24 As he went on his way, a lion met him on the road and killed him, and his body was left lying on the road, with both the donkey and the lion standing beside it. 25 Some people who passed by saw the body lying there, with the lion standing beside the body, and they went and reported it in the city where the old prophet lived.26 When the prophet who had brought him back from his journey heard of it, he said, “It is the man of God who defied the word of the Lord. The Lord has given him over to the lion, which has mauled him and killed him, as the word of the Lord had warned him.”27 The prophet said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me,” and they did so. 28 Then he went out and found the body lying on the road, with the donkey and the lion standing beside it. The lion had neither eaten the body nor mauled the donkey. 29 So the prophet picked up the body of the man of God, laid it on the donkey, and brought it back to his own city to mourn for him and bury him. 

Just because a person is mature in age or a person with experience, doesn’t mean we should listen to them. If God tells us to do something, no matter what anyone says, we should do what God says. If it is not in line with the word of God, do not follow it. Everyone’s experience is different, but that doesn’t mean it is right either. God can use young or mature people to speak His word. Because the man of God from Judah didn’t listen to the voice of God, he was killed. We have to stand firm and not let anyone change our minds when we know what God said. Adam did the same thing. Even though he didn’t die immediately, he eventually died and lost spiritual connection with God. We can also die spiritually and physically listening to the wrong voice. Let God’s word be true and everyone else a liar! (Romans 3:5)

Job 32: 4-9: Now Elihu had waited before speaking to Job because they were older than he. But when he saw that the three men had nothing more to say, his anger was aroused.So Elihu son of Barakel the Buzite said: “I am young in years, and you are old; that is why I was fearful, not daring to tell you what I know.I thought, ‘Age should speak;
    advanced years should teach wisdom.’But it is the spirit[b] in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.It is not only the old[c] who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.

My grandmother used to say “There isn’t anything worse than an old fool.” A person that believes, signs will follow their life. A tree produces fruit. We must judge a person’s life when listening to them. A person’s life must line up with the wisdom of God, not their own wisdom. Read the book of Proverbs each day. It gives plenty of wisdom for day to day life. Read the word of God and spend time with God to gain wisdom . James 1:5 says, If any person lacks wisdom let Him ask God and he will give it without condemnation.

Wrong voices leads to wrong choices!

Prayer: Thank you God for your wisdom which is above any person’s natural wisdom. I repent for ignoring your voice and doing what I want to do. Because you are my shepherd, I rely on you to lead and guide me through your word and through the leading of the Holy Spirit. If I lack wisdom, I ask you and you will give it to me without condemnation. Your word is true anything else is a lie. I stand firm and do not change in what you told me. God help me in areas that I am weak. In you I have the victory in Jesus name! Amen!

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