Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, July 26, 2013
Don't Stone the Messenger
I Don't Want to Hear It !!
I don’t want to hear
it!!I’ll do as I please!Don’t tell me what to do!
This is the way some people
act when the messenger brings something they do not want to accept.
Young children should be
instructed to listen to their elders, but when they are older, they often
decide to go against what they have been taught.
It is just plain old fashioned rebellion and
stubbornness which is in the heart of many of us at times.
The Prophets and messengers
in the Bible were often censured and criticized, and sometimes stoned and killed.
The people did not always appreciate
the words “REPENT; Turn from your wicked ways and serve the Lord."
They had planned to sin, and no one was going
to mess with their decisions or their lifestyle.
As a young lad, Joseph had
dreams of grandeur that were opposed by his brothers.In fact his dreams caused much family
friction, and the brothers hated Joseph.One ill-fated day, his brothers decided to kill him because of his message.
Joseph’s brothers declared; “Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and
cast him into some pit, and we will say, some evil beast hath devoured him: and
we shall see what will become of his dreams.”
In the book of Numbers,
Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb, tore their clothes because the people would
not receive their message - - - The people in the congregation were so angry with their words
that they challenged everyone to pick up rocks and to stone Joshua and Caleb to
death. God stopped their foolishness by
appearing as the “Glory of the LORD” in the tabernacle
before all the children of Israel.
I am reminded that at church
not all the messages preached by the minister are received by everyone.Some of the congregation will listen and
receive, while others are not willing to hear, and are not ready to apply the
ministry lesson to their lives.
Not all words from God are
heard or read at church.
God has many
methods to get his point across.Some messages
are coming at us through the gate of the ear or eye and they cut across the grain,
and pull up the hairs on the back of our necks.Ouch!
In today’s world we do not
stone the messenger, or kill them, but we can stop up our ears and not pay
attention.Some will say, La, La, La, I
can’t hear you!!
If some of these Words from
the Lord are coming your way by what ever means, and
the Holy Spirit is urging you to make some changes, please do not hesitate to hear
Listen carefully and then by
all means obey.
Proverbs 29:1The man that with a stiff neck despises him that reproves him, shall
suddenly be destroyed: and health shall not follow him.