To Whose Voice Are We Listening?
We all listen to the voice of someone. We come into this world listening to the voice of our mother and father. In adulthood the cacophony of voices that bend our ear can be staggering. Luke wrote, “For all the Athenians and strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing” (Acts 17:21). This describes our society too!
The voices to which we listen affect the decisions that we make and the actions that we take. What we believe will affect how we act. Jesus said, “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things” (Matthew 12:35). We don’t act in any way without first having thought about it, and there are only two voices in this world that truly speak: the voice of God and the voice of Satan, the voice of truth and the voice of error, the voice of righteousness and the voice of sin (Matthew 21:25). We should choose the voice of God, truth, and righteousness.
We hear God’s voice through the revelation of God’s mind by His Spirit sent by His Son, Jesus. Scripture says that no man knows the mind of God except the Spirit of God reveal it to him (1 Corinthians 2:11). It also says, no man has seen God; it is only the Son of God who has declared Him (John 1:18). The only way to know God’s mind is if God reveals His mind through inspiration (1 Corinthians 2:12). And there is only one inspired source of truth from the mind of God, the Bible, the story of Jesus. May we hear the voice of Jesus! God bless you, and I love you.