Calvary Chapel Downey


The Voice of Truth

So, Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the LORD has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.” Genesis 16:2

In our walk of faith, we will no doubt hear all sorts of voices. Voices that contradict God’s Word and His commandments. We expect Satan to throw lies at us, we expect the world to tempt us, but what about when those voices come from our loved ones, even our spouse, as was the case here with Abraham? What are we to do?

We have family and friends who might sincerely mean well, they may sincerely want the best for us, which is why we may be more prone to fall to temptation when we hear their unbiblical counsel or advice. As Christians, it doesn’t matter the source, we need to pass everything through the filter of God’s word. The next time you receive counsel and especially before you act on it, ask yourself, “Is this in agreement with God’s Word?” If you’re still not sure, seek the advice of a mature brother or sister in the Lord. The Bible says, “in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14

Abraham missed an opportunity to bless Sarah by reminding her of God’s promise. He heeded her voice instead of God’s voice. He heeded the voice of his flesh over God’s promises and it brought heartache to the family.

If you find yourself in a season of waiting, maybe even growing weary, you are probably hearing all sorts of voices. Remember, take heed only to the voice of truth, the truth of God’s Word.

Pastor Danny Gamez

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