Hebrews 3:7-12, Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, 8 Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: 9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. 10 Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do alway err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. 11 So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) 12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
“Can you hear Me yet? – GOD
In this day of cell phones, the phrase, “Can you hear me yet?” is often repeated and understood well. Sometimes our reception, when it comes to hearing God’s still small voice, isn’t real clear or good, but the problem isn’t with God, we can rest assured, He IS speaking. The real question is, “Are we listening?”
Our ability or willingness to hear God is often hampered by fears, family, friends, future ambitions, financial concerns, or folly (sin in our life). Regardless, of who or what it is that keeps us from listening and obeying God, it is a stumbling block that must be set aside [Hebrews 12:1-2]!
Like God’s Old Testament people, who ended up spending forty years wandering in the wilderness (and the older generation all died there), God’s people today often find themselves wandering in a spiritual wilderness (and, yes, some die there) because we refuse to listen for, and obey God’s Word to us corporately and individually. It need not be so!
Just taking a moment to reflect on what God is saying!