Are you listening?

And it’s not only youngsters who don’t listen! Pardon? I hear you say.

In Psalm 95 in yesterday’s reading, the invitation was given for people to hear and listen to the voice of God ‘Today, if you will hear His voice …’ verse 7. Is it not remarkable that the God of heaven, the God of the Bible speaks and speaks to us? But are we listening?

In the very first words of the Bible, the book of Genesis chapter 1 we read ‘Then God said …’ That was the voice of God in creation. All the necessary elements forming this world were listening and responsive too! In 6 days this world of wonders was created.

Then God spoke to our first parents, Adam and Eve, and regularly spoke with them in the paradise of Eden. Sadly, they listened to another voice, the devil’s voice, and they disobeyed God and sinned. But God still spoke with them and all who followed Genesis chapter 2 and onwards.

In the opening of the New Testament, God speaks again but this time through a Person, Jesus Christ His Son, the Word. ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men’. John chapter 1 verses 1-4. There was now a Visible Word, equal with God, in the beginning with God, bringing the message of God to us. How people loved to hear the Lord Jesus speak – words of truth and honesty, words with feeling and meaning, words of hope and salvation.

Are you listening to Him? ‘Today, if you will hear His voice …’ Read the Word of God, the Bible, for yourself, hear His words. His are words of eternal blessing and joy. Have you heard His voice today?