Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (25th March, 2016)

Posted: March 25, 2016 in Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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March 25, 2016

THE LORD’S VOICE

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: 1 Samuel 3:7-18

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:17 (NASB)
 
It is important to be able to hear when God speaks. If you cannot tell when God has spoken then you are going to be in serious trouble. That is why the art of hearing God’s voice is crucial to your survival. It is only when you have developed the art of hearing that you can be in the perfect will of God. Many people are in the imperfect will of God because they do not and cannot hear when God speaks.

People enter the imperfect will of God by not accurately hearing the voice of God.

People also enter the imperfect will of God because God allows men to have a free will. Amazingly, God does not force anyone to love Him or serve Him. God respects your will or decision to go to Heaven or to Hell. If you decide to do something against His will He will respect your decision and allow you to destroy yourself.

The prodigal son was allowed to leave home because the father knew better than to keep an unwilling and rebellious son at home. Jesus came to this world to save us all. But He respects the will of the people to accept His salvation or to reject Him. “And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).

People will be condemned because light came to the world but they freely chose the darkness.

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