“…whoever listens to me…”
Prov. 1:33: “But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil.”
This is my safety from all evil, Lord:
To listen to your voice.
May I learn to listen to you, Prov. 8:34,
Remembering that you delight in
My listening to you and obeying you, 1 Sam. 15:22.
When I fail to obey your voice,
Lord, show me, so I may repent.
Let me know the voice of my Shepherd, John 10:4,
Let me hear your voice, O Lord Jesus,
And follow you, John 10:4.
Your voice comforts me, Lord.
Your voice frees me from all fear, Lord.
Let me dwell secure, Lord,
Knowing you are near.
Lord, I wait for you. Amen.
● Listen — to hear with a desire to be obedient, as in Prov. 8:32
● 1 Sam. 15:22: “…Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams.” Obeying and heeding (listening) are both better than sacrifice. If we would obey, we must listen first. In the book of Proverbs, words like listen, hearken, and attentive are repeated many times. How are we to learn to listen to God? We may turn our thoughts to God in prayer for a few moments almost anytime and anywhere, just like taking a deep breath. The person who longs to hear God’s voice may turn to God often, even in the midst of busy activities, with the prayer: Lord, let me hear your voice.
● Prov. 8:34: “Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.” May I be listening, watching, and waiting, Lord.
Quote: “Take all your present perplexities, then, to the Lord. Tell Him you only want to know and obey His voice, and ask Him to make it plain to you. Promise Him that you will obey, whatever it may be. Believe implicitly that He is guiding you, according to His word. In all doubtful things, wait for clear light. Look and listen for His voice continually; and the moment you are sure of it, then, but not until then, yield an immediate obedience.” — Hannah Whitall Smith Collection, p.105
Testimony: When I desire to listen to God, the reading or hearing of the Scripture enables me to listen to Him. Then, as I listen to God’s Word earnestly, I receive faith, Rom. 10:17.
Memory Verse: Prov. 1:23: “Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.”
Topic for Prayer: salvation of our unsaved friends & all who need the Savior.
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