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If only one would listen to God

By Staff
When one begins to grasp our present day from God's perspective, it is similar to the time of the Psalmist when God said, "If my people would but listen to me, if Israel would follow my ways, how quickly would I subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes. Those who hate the Lord would cringe before Him, and their punishment would last forever. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you" (Psalm 81: 13-16).
Today, any hour of the day or night almost anywhere around the globe, a person can be exposed to and involved in the Word of God being proclaimed, taught, and ministered in Christian music. Why then is there so much ignorance concerning God's way? Isaiah wrote, "Be ever hearing and not understanding; be ever seeing and not perceiving" (Isaiah 6:9). Have we become hardened to God's voice that though we hear we don't put it to practice and though we see God moving we think it right for us to suffer by the hand of His enemies? God forbid. God not only is urging us to return to Him but to really listen to Him. Maybe you have been one to have His music played softly on the office speakers, or as a background recording on the phone as one waits to talk to the person they called, or still yet on the radio or TV as you read the paper or book. You may be hearing but not understanding.
Today, once again make it your aim to listen to God, follow His ways, and be fed once again with the finest wheat and the honey from the rock.
Rev. David Bromstad is pastor of
First United
Methodist Church
of East Brewton.