Adam and Eve Syndrome

As the quote above notes, God has not revealed everything to us. But we can be found trying to pry into the things God has not revealed, as though He has improperly hidden something needful from us. It is Adam and Eve syndrome still at work. Suspecting that God has kept back what is best, and what prevents us from reaching our full potential.

It isn’t true.

So it is the Apostle Paul needs to remind the Corinthians “not to go beyond what is written” (1 Cor. 4:6).

Just last night I watched a video from a self-proclaimed “prophet” telling us how she regularly goes into the presence of God to bring back “nuggets of gold” so that we can have something “precious to hang on to.” Implying, that God has not given us enough precious things to hang on to in His Word, and that we need her intercession to bring us what we really need. Apparently, God’s ministrations are insufficient.

What God has provided may seem insufficient for some of our wants, and in terms of our curiosity – but He has given us what we need to know and do His will. And why we need to go beyond that, is an echo of Satan’s whispers in the Garden. That we need, and deserve – more. Which is an indictment upon the loving and wise provision of our Father.

In contrast to that – we read “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.” (2 Peter 1:3-4)

He is faithful, wise, loving and good. Settle your heart on those things, and you won’t need to be searching out something else.

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