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?
Who told Adam and Eve they were naked?
Was it the devil? No.
The enemy simply did his part in tempting them to eat the forbidden fruit, and left it to them to finish the deception through the power of their confession.
He, of course, knew that death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).
This confession was of primary interest to God. If you notice, God did not ask them, “why are you naked?” He asked, “Who told you, you are naked?” It seems like God was not ready to acknowledge their nakedness, even if they seem to have done so.
Let me interest you in a thought experiment. What would have happened if Adam and Eve had not spoken out about the fact of their nakedness? What would God’s question have been?
As it was in the beginning, so it is today. Our confessions cement our realities. Words give flesh to ideas and thoughts.
Be careful what you say. It is the mark of a perfect man never to error in speech. The Bible says in James 3:2 that any man who is not at fault in what they say is perfect. Adam and Eve lost perfection by this error.
FURTHER STUDY: James 3:2, Proverbs 18:21
GOLDEN NUGGET: Our confessions cement our realities. Words give flesh to ideas and thoughts. Be careful what you say. It is the mark of a perfect man never to error in speech.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for teaching me how to tame my lips and live a perfect life. My words are seasoned with grace and grounded in the scriptures. My confessions are of greatness and things that bring glory to Your name, Amen.