Listening To God

Day 5 of 7 • This day’s reading


The Symptoms of Stopped-up Ears

Adam and Eve knew God firsthand! The coming generations of their family members also knew God or at least knew of Him well. Slowly, over the many years, most people stopped thanking and acknowledging God as their source. Sin increased.

Most sins are just symptoms of a more deeply rooted sin: the sin of stopping up our ears to the truth of God and instead listening to a lie. When we stop recognizing God as the Giver of all good things, we stop seeing clearly. We stop thinking wisely. We refuse to listen to truth. Romans chapter one plainly reveals this reality.

And here’s a sobering statement: refusing to listen to the truth is, essentially, rejecting God. Now, as Christians, we obviously embrace God’s Word as truth. But we must keep our ears unclogged by recognizing and rejecting false truths and remaining tuned in to God’s voice.

Equally sobering is the fact that truth rejecters often drag others into their deception, as we learned from today’s reading in Genesis. Think about these questions. Who is at risk when you’re not listening to God? Your spouse? Your friends? Your boss? Your children? Maybe even a complete stranger whom God wanted you to minister to?

I think right now would be a good time for me to stop writing so you can prayerfully listen.

Ask the Father: Would You please show me any and every lie that I’m believing?

Today’s worship song recommendation: “No Other Name” by Hillsong Worship