Rekindle the Flame
By Pastor David Guerrero
“As you read the first three chapters of the Bible, it is very clear that God has created us for relationship. The first relationship is with Him (divine), and then the second is the human relationship beginning with husband and wife. As evidenced in the book of beginnings (Genesis), Satan’s objective from the beginning has been to destroy those relationships.
Satan’s first objective is to get us to doubt God’s word. As we examine Genesis, we discover that the first step in leading Eve to sever her relationship with God was to cause her to doubt and then confuse what God had said (Genesis 3:1-5). Doubting what God says confuses us and then leads to conflict in our relationship with Him and our relationship with others. I read a quote once that said, “a man at peace with God and his fellowman cannot be made miserable.” While I see this to be true, I have come to learn that if we are at peace with God, then we will be a peace with our fellow man.
Our fellowship with God begins with His word (Romans 10:8-17). If we can’t stand on what God says, we are then open to listening to other voices and following bad counsel. It happened to Eve, and it can happen to us today. We must remember that all of our relationships and how we carry them out must be rooted in the word of God. Examining Genesis, chapter 3, we discover that Satan worked on Eve’s senses….”
(this article is an excerpt from the November–December 2009 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)
To read the rest of this article, which starts on page 5, click this link: https://biblesabbath.org/tss/540/tss_540.pdf