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Family Devotion Day 24: Hear the Word! And do what it says


Genesis 3:1-71 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” 4 “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. 5 “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.


In Genesis, we see that God is not only a God who creates, but also a God who speaks. 

God speaks specific words of instruction to Adam and Eve, telling them that they may eat of every tree in the garden except the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

But we see there is also a speaking serpent that challenged the words spoken by God. So what happened next?

How well do we remember God’s Word?

Not only did Eve forget God’s exact words, she also added her own words to them. 

Eve said that God’s instruction was not to touch the tree of knowledge – something that God did not say. 

Since Eve could not remember what God had said, this gave the serpent a chance to tempt and trick her.

We need to know God’s Word well

What did Adam and Eve’s sin show us? Sin can happen when we do not fully remember and obey God’s words.

In our lives, we will encounter many people telling us different things. But we can always run to God in all of life’s situations and depend on His instructions. 

May we come to know God deeply through His Word. May we not just hear his words, but also remember to do them.

/ Discuss
  • What changes do you need to make to your schedule, so that there is always time for you to read the Bible? Who do you need to ask for help to understand the passages you are reading? 
  • What is an area in your life that you need to trust and obey God well?
/ Pray
  • Pray that your heart will desire God’s Word more than anything else, and that you will be able to manage your time well so that Bible-reading can be a part of your schedule. 
  • Pray that God will show you the areas in your life where you need to trust and obey Him well, and for you to be humble so that you can choose to follow His ways instead of your own.