“We don’t consciously and deliberately disobey God.”
Let me check the cover of the devotional I’m reading. Yes, it really is Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest.
Is Oz cutting us some slack today?
I think. “I’m not disobeying God—on purpose. I can’t help it. I’m weak. It’s not my fault.”
We may hear other people speak God’s truth and conclude that they’re probably right, continues Oz, but it is easy to ignore people. So we do.
But by ignoring God’s truth spoken by others, we are ignoring God himself. When we recognize how we have ignored God, “we will be filled with shame and humiliation.”
Ouch. There’s the Oz we’ve come to expect.
How often have I ignored God by belittling His truth merely because it was spoken by people? Are believers of this age any different from the people 4,000 years ago who spoke God’s truth, inspired by Him and preserved in scripture?
It’s time again to hang my head, admitting that I deserve Oz’s head whacking, and asking God’s forgiveness when I’ve ignored His truth, spoken loud and clear by people He has placed in my life.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we do love you and we don’t want to ignore your truth. Please open our ears and help us get out of your way when you use others to speak your truth to us. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Have you experienced a time when you clearly knew that others were speaking God’s truth to you?
NOTE: This post was based on the devotional dated February 12.