Be careful how you listen

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 28:3-20; 31:1-6 (day one)

“A man who hardens his neck after much reproof will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.”–Proverbs 29:1

“Be careful how you listen; for whoever has (by means of listening), to him more shall be given; and whoever does not have (by means of not listening), even what he thinks he has shall be taken away from him.”–Jesus (Luke 8:18)

Reflection on Saul’s life and death brings one clear conviction to my heart.  I must be careful to listen to God.  Must pay attention to what He is saying, not assume that I know, or give equal heed to others.  I must treat HIS words with holy respect.  His WORDS.

Saul never learned this lesson and the lack of it led him (and his family) to emptiness and destruction.

“My words are Spirit and life” said Jesus.  Saul’s story creates urgency and hope in me–in every situation to seek the Lord and listen to Him.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

One thought on “Be careful how you listen”

  1. I could not agree more that in every situation, we need to seek the Lord and listen to Him. Satan is the exact opposite of “the truth and the life” which Jesus stands for. Christ is the way, the truth and the life and Satan is a liar and murderer. Satan is the one who takes away life. Clearly, Satan is adversarial and is the exact opposite of God and Jesus Christ.

    Surely, listening to Satan is a huge mistake as he is the exact opposite of God in regard to intent, goals and character. Turning to God and listening to Him is the only choice as God will lead us to the truth and the life, not half-truth. liars and destruction.

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