Who listens and who does not listen

Old Testament: Eze 3.4–7

To read the Bible in a year, read Ezekiel 1–3 on November 12, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl 

The Lord prepared Ezekiel as a prophet and part of the training involved revealing who would listen and who would not listen: 

Then He said to me: “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them. For you are not sent to a people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, but to the house of Israel, not to many people of unfamiliar speech and of hard language, whose words you cannot understand. Surely, had I sent you to them, they would have listened to you. But the house of Israel will not listen to you, because they will not listen to Me; for all the house of Israel are impudent and hard-hearted.”

– Ezekiel 3.4–7 

If the Lord had sent the prophet to foreigners, they would have listened to him! However, the people who should have delighted in listening, would not do so because of their impudent (disrespectful), and hard hearts. 

Does that happen today, that sometimes Christians do not hear the word as readily as an outsider? 

Questions: 

  • Do you listen to one who speaks the word of God? 
  • What do you do when others will not listen to you? 

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