DayBreaks for 03/12/12 – The Need to Hear
Oh, that my people would listen to me! Oh, that Israel would follow me, walking in my paths! 14 How quickly I would then subdue their enemies! How soon my hands would be upon their foes! – Psalm 81:13-14
There are many prayers recorded in Scripture, especially in the Psalms, where people cry out to God with heartfelt prayers, imploring Him to listen. Over and over their pleas fly heavenward. We ask God to listen to us a great deal. Isn’t it interesting that God longs for us to listen to Him?
The emperor Frederick, who ruled the Roman Empire in the 13th century, thought it would be a useful experiment to discover what our original language was–Hebrew, Greek, Latin or whatever. So he decided to isolate a few infants from the sound of any human voice. He reasoned that, if so isolated from anything prejudicial, when they spoke, it would be in the universal, natural tongue of the human species.
Wet nurses were obtained to care for these infants. But they were sworn to absolute silence and could not engage in any socializing with these infants in any way. From the moment they were born, these infants never heard the sound or hum or song of a human. Within a year they were all dead.
We cannot over-emphasize the importance of listening to God, even as we ask Him to listen to us. Our willingness to hear Him is the difference between life and death. How much time and energy are you spending to try to hear Him, instead of asking Him to hear you?
PRAYER: We are hard of hearing and hard of heart, Lord! Open our ears, give us hearts that long for Your voice and words even more than we long for the air to breath, for Your Word is life to us! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Copyright 2012 by Galen C. Dalrymple.
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