Listen--Listen to His voice

Job 37:1-2 At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.

Elihu instructs Job to listen to the roar of the Lord's voice. It is wondrous that the Lord speaks, yet He is not heard. All men have seen His work (Job 36:24-25). Yet, scripture also says, “For God does speak--now one way, now another--though no one perceives it” (Job 33:14 NIV). Job 37:21 says, “Now men do not see the light which is bright in the skies” (Job 37:21b NASB).

Hearing from the Lord takes focus and discernment. In 1 Samuel 3:1-10, God calls out to the little boy Samuel. Samuel mistakes the voice of God for his teacher. Even though the boy was in the temple of the Lord, he heard God’s voice and mistook it for his teacher.

It is possible to hear the Lord's calling and to miss it. Samuel almost missed the Lord calling for him, but he had a wise teacher who eventually pointed Samuel to the Lord.

The Lord intends teachers to point their students toward the Lord. In Job, Elihu instructs Job to “List to the roar of His voice!” (Job 37:2) Job was a righteous man. Still, he needed instruction to listen to God. It was not that the Lord's voice was quiet in Job 37:1-2. Scripture describes the Lord’s voice as a roar and a rumbling. Apparently, it is possible to hear the roar and rumble of His voice but not listen to it! So, indeed, Listen! Listen to the roar and rumble of His voice.

If you do not hear the voice of God, then there is good news. Paul writes in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture  is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness.” If you do not hear the voice of God, then turn quickly to scripture. There, He teaches, rebukes, corrects, and trains.

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Jim Adams - May 23rd, 2024 at 5:37am

You are a bush that never burns up. Stay on fire Girl