WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6
“See that you do not refuse Him who is speaking.”
Hebrews 12:25 ESV
A PASSIONATE RACE LEADS TO LISTENING
A car driving down a country road sputtered to a complete stop near a field filled with cows. The driver, getting out to see what was the matter, noticed a cow looking at him. “I believe it’s your radiator,” said the cow. The startled man ran to the nearest farmhouse and knocked on the door. “A cow just gave me advice about my car!” he shouted. “Did the cow have big black spots on it?” the farmer asked. “Yes it did,” the man replied. “Well, that’s Ethel,” said the farmer, “Don’t pay any attention to her. She doesn’t know a thing about cars.”
There are some people we should listen to but cows aren’t on that list (unless it’s a Chick-Fil-A cow). However, Jesus is at the top of the list of who we should listen to. In Hebrews we have learned about Jesus perfect sacrifice for our sin and His great love for us. We are now encouraged to run the race of faith, by trusting in Jesus. If we are going to passionately run the race of faith, Hebrews 12:25 teaches us we need to listen to what Jesus has to say when it says, “do not refuse Him who is speaking.”
Hebrews 3:7-8 reminds us, “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, ‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.’” The Bible is filled with examples of people who heard God and chose not to listen to God. It didn’t usually work out well for them. One of the primary ways God speaks to us is through the Bible. The Bible is God’s word. What is something you have heard God say to you through the Bible lately? If you feel like you haven’t heard anything, take some time to reread Hebrews 12 and ask God to help you sense what He might be saying to you.