Responding to God’s Word (7): I am listening, Lord, for thee. What hast thou to say to me?

When the Israelites cried out to the Lord because of Midian, he sent them a prophet, who said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I brought you up out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. I rescued you from the hand of the Egyptians. And I delivered you from the hand of all your oppressors; I drove them out before you and gave you their land. I said to you, ‘I am the Lord your God; do not worship the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you live.’ But you have not listened to me (Judges 6:7-10).

“You have not listened to me”: how sad this is! The Israelites had been greatly blessed by the Lord,but they weren’t listening to him.

Listening isn’t easy. We are so easily distracted. Words are spoken in our hearing, but we do not take them in. Our minds are away somewhere else.

When the Word of the Lord is preached to us we must pray that we will be good listeners, and we must pray that we will take in the words that are being spoken to us.

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