THE WISDOM OF MEN

OPEN HEAVENS DAILY
DEVOTIONAL..
DATE : Wednesday 28 May 2014
THEME : THE WISDOM OF MEN
Memorise:
Moreover your little ones, which ye
said should be a prey, and your
children, which in that day had no
knowledge between good and evil,
they shall go in thither, and unto
them will I give it, and they shall
possess it.
Deuteronomy 1:39
Read:
Genesis 2:15-17
15 And the LORD God took the
man, and put him into the garden
of Eden to dress it and to keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded
the man, saying, Of every tree of
the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil, thou
shalt not eat of it: for in the day
that thou eatest thereof thou shalt
surely die.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : EXODUS
10:21-12:42 and PSALM 113
Message
In the beginning, God generously
permitted man to eat from every
herb bearing seed and from every
tree bearing fruit. In Genesis 2:17
however, God commanded him to
avoid eating from the tree of the
knowledge of good and evil. The
fruit of this tree has been variously
interpreted to mean sexual
awareness or moral experience
among other views. Since sexual
interaction between Adam and Eve
was allowed (being the only way to
multiply the human race in
obedience to God’s
commandment), moral experience
is therefore the most plausible
explanation of what this fruit
represents. God clearly wanted
Adam and Eve to maintain their
state of innocence. By choosing to
obey or disobey, they would come
to know good and evil by
experience. God set before them a
choice, of which obedience would
lead to wisdom and blessing, while
disobedience would lead to
rebellion and punishment. I pray
that the Body of Christ will witness
great increase in wisdom and
blessing as a result of total
obedience to God in Jesus’ Name.
The knowledge of good and evil
enables a person to make choices
based on human knowledge and
personal preferences, rather than
simple obedience to the word of
God. It provides an opportunity to
exercise the power of logic and the
supremacy of human choice in all
human affairs. The fruit of the tree
of knowledge of good and evil is
contrary to faith. It is for this
reason that 1 Corinthians 2:14,
says that:
“But the natural man receiveth not
the things of the Spirit of God: for
they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually
discerned.“
Therefore the natural man stands
for those who are controlled and
influenced by natural instincts and
are in opposition to those who are
influenced by the Spirit of God.
They cannot receive or obey the
things of the Spirit of God because
they make their choices in life
based on their senses – what they
see, hear and feel. To such people,
the way of God and His
commandments are foolishness.
One would think that such would
not be found among Christians,
but many professed born-again
and spirit-filled Christians cannot
live with some biblical doctrines
and commandments of God. They
simply argue that such is not
relevant anymore, suggesting that
there is a need to review the Bible
to accommodate modern times
and human interests. The big
question is; are you serving the
Lord in the wisdom of men, or by
faith and obedience in the power
of God?
Prayer Point:
Father, please help me to serve
you with total obedience to the
authority of your word.

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