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Listening and Obeying

“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me.
Ezekiel 3:17 ESV

We live in an information-rich world.  You can use a myriad of tools to find out what is going on in the world.  Some of these are new and hi-tech and some have been around for many years.  But they always tell you what has happened.

God was sharing with His people, what was going to happen, way before any sort of modern means or predictive devices were developed.  The problem is that people didn’t listen!

God is always up-front and doesn’t surprise those who want to know.  He let Adam know what would happen if he ate the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. He let Noah know He was going to flood the Earth.  He let Abraham know that he would be the father of many nations.  He gave Moses the Word which specifically stated what would happen if they obeyed or disobeyed.  And so on and so on.

Later, when the Prophets show up, He gave the prophets messages that they were to relate to the people.  If they didn’t, they would be held accountable.  But if the Prophets did share the message, then the people were accountable.

God holds people accountable.  Will He hold you accountable too?  You bet He will!

So are you listening?  Are you obeying what God has told you to do?  Don’t be stubborn like the Israelites were on so many occasions.  Get to a place where you can hear the voice of God and listen to what He is saying.

Father, thank You for always showing the faithful what is coming.  Help me to stand strong and have faith for what You have in store.



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