Re:Verse reading–Judges 2:1-3, 6-22 (day seven)
“They did not listen to their judges. . .when the judge died, they would turn back”–v 17, 19.
Leaders are part of God’s equation for blessing. They lead-we follow. They speak-we listen, umm. . .well, not always. Sometimes, people DO what a leader says without BECOMING like him. They cooperate with the external requirement (temporarily) but never hear or internalize the deeper message.
Hearing is the highest compliment we give a leader. We listen to His heart and share it. It is also the highest good that a leader gives to his people. One day, Peter was busy and noisy with his words and his agenda. The Father gave him good advice. “This is my beloved Son, listen to Him!” Mark 9:7.
As you pray this morning, will you stop (talking) and listen to the Lord and His life? Is there a deeper message that you have not been hearing? He is leading. Are you listening?