Great Point

Regular readers of this post would have seen the comment by Kitty the other day regarding having little time for herself and her struggle to become a Proverbs 31 Woman. I am sure there are many women who struggle with this.

I’ve been reading a book called ‘Undercover‘ by John Bevere and he makes the point how important it is that we read the word of God and get it from Him first hand. That often receiving second-hand accounts of something does not instill the Word of God in us. We can hear and read things that inspire us but it doesn’t implant the Word firmly inside us. He used Eve as an example. Eve wasn’t told by God not to pick the fruit in the garden – she was told by Adam, and John Bevere believes that because she hadn’t been told first-hand it didn’t mean as much to her. The evidence he used for this was in Genesis 3:1-3 where she says to the serpeant ‘We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden’ but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die’.” Now she says ‘God has said’ which indicates she was told by someone else what God said. Also He didn’t say anything about not touching the fruit, just that they weren’t to eat it. John says a whole lot of other things and they really make sense and our church makes this book compulsory reading for people in leadership there.

I encourage you to do the same, or check with your Pastor for recommended reading. And I urge you all to take the time to read God’s Word everyday so it is instilled within because you may find that much confusion is therefore shifted from you. So, enjoy reading books, blogs, things on the web, but don’t let it become a substitute for reading God’s Word first-hand – make the time for that and you’ll find that He will help you with the time for everything else.

7 Responses to “Great Point”

  1. Angel Says:

    Ok, first I love John and Lisa Bevere. I have heard him give this analogy before, and it is very wise.
    We say we do not have enough time, but just like money, we seem to find it for what is really important. I get up about an hour and a half earlier than my girls in order to get dressed, blog, and spend time with God. Yes this is super early, but I know if I don’t I won’t. My day is alot easier, and I actually seem to have more energy when I do this than when I sleep in and do not get in my “God” time. You would be amazed how once you get into it you will be hungry for it. You will miss it when you do not get to it.

  2. 31WOMAN Says:

    I think that is a great point… we must find the importance of studying the word. When doing so we are setting a firm foundation in ourselves, so that when we read secondary information we are able to rightly devide the word of truth. it is interesting that when you recieve secondary information that you often times don’t get the full story or recieve more or less of the story. it is interesting that when the devil came to tempt Eve that she said that they couldn’t even touch it, that is funny because God to Adam that he couldn’t eat of it. not that they couldn’t touch it. and that is what happens when we get secondary information. we often times get the more than what God Said or less of what he said,and by reading and studying the word we are able to know the difference.

  3. Kimberly Says:

    This passage is very profound. It’s almost a revelation.

    You’re so right.

    I spend my quiet time with the Lord in the morning when I get up also. I’m married and I have an adult daughter. I do not have any children at home. I really enjoy my quiet time with the Lord.

    I hope that those reading the proverbs31 blog will be blessed and come to love the Lord without having to think about it. They just do it! 🙂 /

  4. Deborah Hooper Says:

    It is so true; we must read the word for ourselves. it is a relationship, isn’t it?

  5. Lorna (see-through faith) Says:

    hello – found your main blog at last (at least I think this IS is)

    I like the thoughts expressed in this post… because she hadn’t been told first-hand it didn’t mean as much to her. What is interesting though is that did God really NOT speak to Eve herself, or was she not listening???

  6. proverbs31 Says:

    lol Lorna – how many women are guilty of not listening? Now that IS a good point!

  7. JACKIE Says:

    Yes it is important that u read and study for yourself. Iwas raised in church where woman was taught to just be ushers, missionaries, and sing on the choir and since I was a child I know God had a calling on my life. I told my mom and she told me to seek God for myself read, fast, and prayer and then move when God said to move. Thank Godfopr my mom cuz I would have missed the move of God if I didn’t read for myself about other women preachin and teachin the word of God

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