Ignoring the Wrong Words

There are words we should ignore in life, pretty much any word that proceeds out of the mouth of man. OK, not quite, but pretty close.

However, what generally happens is that we ignore every word that proceeds out of God’s mouth and we hold to words some guy told us.

This is a devastating sin. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God. If we are not hearing God’s Word, we have no faith.

Yet repeatedly the Bible shows us that man listens to men more than they listen to God. They teach the traditions of man rather than the commands of God. I am of Paul, I am of Cephas, I am of Christ.

In the end, you can listen to whomever you desire, but only one person’s word abides forever, and it aint yo momma’s.

“The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?”

Go for it, listen to who you want, but remember it is God’s Word that judges us. If this were a reality in our lives, how much time would we be spending in God’s Word? In simple quantity we hear men way more than God.

The first rule of propaganda: if you repeat a lie often enough it becomes truth. We hear people so much and God so little, we think hearing people is hearing God. Would we know God’s voice? You’ll know it in the end, will it be too late?

One thought on “Ignoring the Wrong Words”

  1. The tricky part about this is that the Word of God is essentially a vessel. The meaning that is put in that Word is the treasure.

    Now there is a meaning in the Word that God intended, but it is very easy for man to substitute his own meaning. So it looks like the word of God, but is actually the word of man. This suits man’s evil nature quite well, because there’s nothing quite as exhilarating as feeling that there is a Divine sanction for evil motives and actions, making them appear innocent and pure.

    Which is precisely what Jesus had to meet when He came to earth, not just from Satan during the temptation in the wilderness, but also from the whole twisted misapplication that the Jewish religious system had become.

    But Christ was born with a pure heart, and cultivated more and more purity, humility, meekness, love, and hatred of sin, as He grew. This is the real barrier against confusing the word of man with the word of God: holiness of heart and life.

    “He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend. The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.” Proverbs 22:11,12

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