There are so many voices seeking our attention and trying to change our direction. It is important to listen carefully and seek the Lord in all we do. The consequences to how we listen, or not listening, or who we listen to are huge.
We live with all sorts of noises as well. Our culture is screaming for our attention, and many of us are allowing the culture not only to get our attention but to rob us of the good things God has given us. It is robbing us of our morality, our right thinking and even of our righteousness. Music, movies, pop culture in so many veins… all are slanted away from God.
It is important that we tune our ears to hear God. It is important that we turn our lives in the direction God guides us. It is important that we guard our hearts and allow into our hearing and our minds only what will honor God and what comes from God.
No wonder our hearts have melted in fear! No one has the courage to fight after hearing such things. For the LORD your God is the supreme God of the heavens above and the earth below.
Listening to the wrong people and the wrong thing will all the time lead you in the wrong direction. That is why listening to God and asking for His help is vital to not going the wrong direction. Committing ourselves to right keeps us safe.
So we must listen very carefully to the truth we have heard, or we may drift away from it.
How can we make sure we are listening to the right things? It has to do with faith.
Commit yourself to instruction; listen carefully to words of knowledge.
That is instruction from God and not from man. God, help us to listen to you and not be deluded by our own sin and selfish desires. Trust God. Listen to what He says, and God will use you as He has used others.
Moses said, ‘The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from among your own people. Listen carefully to everything he tells you.’