Deuteronomy 1:43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.
Have you ever been in a crowded room where everyone seemed to be talking at the same time? Every conversation was good, and they all seem to be important to the people who are involved in them. Then someone steps up to the microphone and begins to speak. You try to listen, you hear something, but cannot make out exactly what, because the noise of the crowd is drowning out the speaker. Finally, in exhaustion, you give up and go back to the conversation you were in before. At least you could hear what was being said in that one.
In today’s passage we find the children of Israel so busy talking with each other about what they were doing in their life, they never took the time to listen to God. Were they concerned about their life? Sure they were. Did they trying to figure out what to do next? Yes. However, with all their talking about what to do, did they drown out God, the one who could really make a difference? Yes, they did.
When we stop to think, we are often just like God’s Children of Israel. We are daily busy trying to fix the world and discussing how to make things better. We get so tied up in our daily lives that we forget to listen to the one who gave us life to begin with. If we would stop for just a few minutes each day and listen, really listen to the Lord, I am sure He has something very important to say. Something we really need to hear.
Before we go flying through another day, STOP, take a moment to pause and open God’s Word. A great way to begin would be to read Psalm 119:18 and repeat those words to the Lord. “Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.” Listen… Listen. Do you hear it? There is a still small voice speaking just to you.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Deuteronomy 1 / Psalm 73:15-28 / Proverbs 24 / Acts 3
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Deuteronomy 6 – 8 / Luke 1:1-38
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… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director