The Value of Trust

by Mark T. Hancock · 2 comments

God trusted Adam and Eve with His plan for taking back the Earth from an enemy that was here before they were.

Genesis tells us of a five-fold mandate and confirms that man has the Divine Nature to carry it out. He is, after all, made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-28).

Adam and Eve’s trust in God would be evidenced by their obedience to Him in carrying out the mandate.

satan attacked that trust (“Has God indeed said…?”) and they chose disobedience. It’s a tragic situation when a human being, created in the very image of God, submits to a low-life serpent.

It’s the same today.

When we elevate the lie of our common enemy above the trust in and obedience to Our Loving Creator, we forgo the privilege of walking in our Divine Nature, and the opportunity to fulfill our mandate.

Let’s be people who trust His Word: His Son. He won back our right to submit to God and to resist the enemy (James 4:7). He bought us back – redeemed us – for His higher purpose.

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allison reynolds April 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm

Made me do a bit of thinking…thanks!

Michael Lusk April 15, 2010 at 10:38 pm

Great teaching, Mark. Keep writing; God has given you tremendous insights. As you sow them into others, He’ll give you more.

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