“Then Jehosphaphat added, ‘But first let’s find out what the LORD says.'” 1 Kings 22:5
A very wise friend once said to me that God’s will is not seen in the busyness of our days but in the quiet time that we spend in His Word. God communicates to us through His Word, it is God’s instruction book for us. His Scripture holds all the answers that we need to deal with all of the problems that we encounter every day, but are we listening? I had to ask myself that question just the other day and I wondered just what type of listener I am…
- Am I a passive listener? Do I sit in a church service or read the Bible never giving a second thought to what God is saying through His teachers? Am I only going through the motions.
- Am I a selective listener? Do I only hear what I want to hear? Do I pick and choose what I like and don’t like in Scripture? Do I “skim” over the difficult passages?
- Am I an aggressive listener? Do I seek to hear diligently what it is that God has to say? Am I like the Berean Christians or Thessalonians…”Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” Acts 17:11
Today, I will strive to be the aggressive listener, how about you?