Listening To God’s Voice

September 6th, 2014

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1 Samuel 3:1-14

How do we recognize the voice of God? That is the key question in this passage. Does God still speak to His people? If so, how?

Perhaps our day is like that of Eli and Samuel, in which the voice of the Lord was rarely heard and God seemed silent. However, could it be that people were just not listening to Him?

We may not be able to speak knowingly about that point in history, but I suspect that God often speaks to His people in our day. Sometimes as we listen for His voice, we wonder if He will ever answer. God does speak to those who listen for Him, though, and He comes to those who wait for Him.

The Gospel of John informs this matter: Jesus came to His own people, and His own people did not recognize Him because they were not looking for Him (John 1:10-11). If they had, they would have found Him.

Still, the only proper response to the Lord when He does speak is, “Lord, I’m your servant, and I am listening.” If we are listening for Him, we will hear Him.

Author: William A. Roberts

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