For these are rebellious people—
they are lying children,
children unwilling to obey the Lord’s law. They say to the visionaries, “See no more visions!”
and to the seers, “Don’t relate messages to us about what is right!
Tell us nice things, relate deceptive messages.
Isaiah 30:9-10 NET
Even in ancient Israel, the people desired to hear words that were pleasing to them. They didn’t want to hear the Truth! They wanted to be told “nice things.”
The biggest problem here is that they rejected God and what He wanted. They were disobedient and only wanted what they wanted, what was good for them.
We are in the same place today!
People don’t want to hear the truth. They want to hear what is pleasing to them. They want to hear what makes them feel good.
When that happens, they miss what God is truly saying. They miss His warnings and the true Word that goes forth.
And then, there is a time that it is too late! When the enemy is at the door, when problems multiply and are overwhelming, they wonder what happened and why their world is crashing in around them.
Be careful to listen to God’s Word. Listen to His true Word, the whole Word! Dont listen to just the stuff that makes you feel good, but the stuff that causes you to look at your life and evaluate your relationship with Jesus!
Learn from the mistakes of the Israelites. As they say, history repeats itself! It is easy to see where they rejected God in Scripture. Let’s not do that ourselves!
Father, help me to have a sensitive heart towards Your Word and what You are saying today. Help me to live according to Your ways, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.