Hebrews 12:25 (NASB) See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking. For if those did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape who turn away from Him who warns from heaven.
As a house burns, the fire eats all the oxygen. Thick, black smoke beings to bank down until there is total darkness. Firefighters must find the fire but can only see about 2 inches in front of their faces. With nothing to see but black and feeling around as you bump into this and that, you can get a turned around. If you stop moving, however, and take a moment, you can hear the crackling of the fire. It is only a whisper, and you need to listen lose or you’ll miss it. Today’s verse talks about refusing Him who speaks and warns from Heaven. Sometimes in our life things go black. We have lost the oxygen to keep going and are going in circles with no clear direction. It is then that we must stop, take a moment and listen. We need to listen for the whisper of His voice. Once we hear it, we need to follow it or run the risk of walking aimlessly in life. Are you listening for His whisper today?
Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
Family Devotion: Read this chapter with your family. Ask them if anything spoke to them and discuss. Pray with them.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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