“Listen to Me.”
In the Word
“Now then, my children, listen to me; blessed are those who keep my ways” (Proverbs 8:32 NIV).
Of the Word
Countless times we have said or heard the words, “Listen to me.” With these words the speakers are indicating they want to say something that, in their opinion, we need to hear. We also know that sometimes the information is heeded, and other times it falls on deaf ears.
In Proverbs 8:22, it is God’s wisdom admonishing us to listen and walk in God’s ways and to be prepared to receive God’s blessings. We can enjoy the happiness of knowing we live in the loving, forgiving hands of the almighty God.
Jesus also tells us to listen … “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” (Luke 11:28b) Because Jesus gave His life for us, paid for our sins on the cross, and rose again from the dead, we will one day be with Him in heaven. In Christ we have the words of eternal life. Now that’s a message worth listening to!
A Point to Ponder: Which of God’s wise words do I need to pay closer attention to today?
Walking with my Lord
Forgiving Lord, through the power of Your Holy Spirit help me rejoice in hearing Your Word and strengthen me to walk boldly in Your ways. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: The Word: Wisdom for Living. Authors: Marcia Gomulka and Myrna Lou Meyer. 4/32 ©2015 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. Code: #40198
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