Hearing and Obeying

 ...and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.” -Exodus 15:26

God asks us to heed Him. We are to have a hearing ear so we will hear Him. God has always spoken to His people, and He will speak to you today, but you must cultivate a habit of listening for His voice. He speaks in many ways, through His Word, through His anointed servants, and through direct revelation from the Holy Spirit (Eph. 1:17, 18). He is seeking a people who will listen for His voice and not try to run and hide from Him (see Gen. 3:8). 

God also asks us to “do what is right in His sight.” He is also seeking people who will not only hear His words, but will take them to heart and act on them. He calls us to be people who will obey His word and not be hearers only (James 1:22–25). 

As we obey Him, His goodness is abundantly promised. It awaits those who “(sow) to the Spirit” (Gal. 6:7–9), hear the voice of the Lord, and do what He tells them to do.