“….and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because that Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, and My commandments, My statues, and My laws.” (Gen. 26:24-25)
- In order to OBEY God’s voice, Abraham had to be in the habit of LISTENING to God’s voice. He didn’t just one day wake up and think, “I want to hear from God today”. He had developed a lifelong habit of listening for the voice of God.
We don’t all of a sudden hear God’s voice when we have never been in the habit of listening for it before.
- In order to HEAR God’s voice, Abraham had to KNOW God’s voice. This is really incredible! Abraham had learned to discern the voice of God from the conflicting voices of culture and his own heart.
We can’t discern God’s voice from other voices if we have not learned to know His voice.
Just like a child in a room of hundreds of voices, with their eyes shut, would know their father’s voice, so it is with us. As we get to know our Heavenly father better, and listen to Him on a daily basis, we come to hear His voice clearly.
May we, His redeemed children, be constantly craving to hear, know, listen to, and obey the voice of God!