Monday, May 6, 2019

Jacob 6:6-7 -- On Seeking to Hear the Lord's Voice

"Yea, today, if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts; for why will ye die?
For behold, after ye have been nourished by the good word of God all the day long, will ye bring forth evil fruit, that ye must be hewn down and cast into the fire?"
Jacob 6:6-7

I like the way that this begins: "if ye will hear his voice."  I think that is something that we can all aspire to, and I also think it is a very comforting idea, although perhaps also intimidating, at least at first.  Sitting down and talking with the Lord.  What would we ask, or share, if he were in the room with us right now?

The second verse is a reference to the allegory of the olive trees, basically asking us if we are one of God's watered and well-tended olive trees, why would we go wild? :)  And perhaps that is also a question that we can imagine God asking us today.

Of course, God is here with us, at least in spirit, if we reach out to him in prayer.  We can hear his voice, and we can sit down and have a conversation with him, if we are faithful and willing to initiate that conversation.  Today, let's sit down and talk with the Lord about how he takes care of us, and why we rebel.  He will listen, and help.  Let's seek to hear his voice and not harden our hearts.

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