As it is said, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."
HEBREWS 3:15 (NRSV)
Prodigal Thoughts: Can you hear that? Are you listening for it? While in college studying music, I learned the beauty of silence. Why? Because the silence is just as important as the music being played. Without the silence, the music could come off as just constant noise. Here is another way to think of it. When you are trying to listen for something, typically we try to become silent and still so we can hear clearly. So, how do we listen with our hearts? I mean, our hearts are made to circulate our blood and oxygen…not hear things. That’s what our ears are for. Notice the words chosen by the writer here, but start at the end of the verse. The first thing I think of when I read or hear the word rebellion is loud and chaotic. If we allow ourselves/our hearts to be open and still, not focused on the chaos or movement around us, perhaps we can hear clearly the voice that is calling out to us. What are some ways you still yourself? Is there something you do that helps you be more aware of God’s voice?
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God’s grace on you…
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