July 7, 2015
In today’s QT, Ahaz, a king of Judah who did not do right in the eyes of the LORD, has worships idols at the high places, but not only that, but he even sacrificed his son in the fire. This is crazy, but the thing that came to mind immediately was God’s test of Abraham’s faith. He has probably heard of Abraham’s story, and perhaps Ahaz thought that he was listening to God and doing God’s will when he sacrificed his son, but unlike God stopping Abraham, his idolatry did not stop him from killing his son.
Sometimes I think that it would awesome if I can hear God’s voice literally like Abraham did in his time instead of having the Word in my time, but now I’m thinking maybe it will really confusing to hear God’s voice. First of all, figuring out whether I’m really listening to God’s voice, or the devil’s voice is going to be a hard task. That’s not to say that this isn’t a problem in today’s time in reading the Word and praying, but it’s got to be extra difficult because there’s nothing concretely written down, and you would have to rely completely on just the experience. In today’s times, we the have the Word, and the Holy Spirit that confirm each other, and we also have fellowship within church that we all share and confirm with the Word and the Holy Spirit.
In my life, like any other person, I like to hear what I want to hear, but at the same time, I’m suspicious and uncomfortable when I hear things I should like to hear. I like to the hear the truth whatever the truth may be. Not everyone sees the truth, or knows for certain anything is the truth, and in the end, it’s all a matter of belief and faith. None of us knows everything. Only God knows everything, and holds the truth, a statement which is a belief in itself that I choose to believe. So, in the end, it doesn’t matter so much what other people are saying. It matters only what God is saying. However, God not only speaks through the Word and Holy Spirit, but also through fellow believers. All of this is my beliefs based on the Word itself. Why I choose to believe it is because I believe that it is the truth. That sounds kind of weird, somewhat paradoxical, but maybe it makes perfect sense. Why does anyone believe anything? Because they it’s the truth right?
Application: snack on Revelations through out the day