Monday, February 17, 2014

365 Days with God - Day 59: A relentless God, a deaf people

I'm giving myself a challenge. Read the Bible each day for a whole year, following the ESV Study Guide 1-year plan. Each day, I will post whatever God has revealed to me in His Word, and how it is changing me. A friend of mine once said that nothing has changed her life as much as reading the bible each day - and I'm excited for how this will change me. Join me on an adventure into the heart of God - and day by day, we can learn more about who He is and what that means to us!

- Andy Catts

Day 59, February 17, 2014
Readings: Psalm 59, Exodus 2:23-25, Exodus 3:1-22, 2 Chronicles 32, Acts 28:16-31

Often, I wonder about the future of our nation and it's people. We are so proud, so independent, so unwilling to listen to the truth, instead, making our own. God is calling us to listen. God desires that we should follow Him, that we should hear His voice. He is not waiting with thunderbolts, but with open arms. Do we have what it takes to listen?

When they had appointed a day for him, they came to him at his lodging in greater numbers. From morning till evening he expounded to them, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. And some were convinced by what he said, but others disbelieved. And disagreeing among themselves, they departed after Paul had made on statement: "The Holy Spirit was right in saying to your fathers through Isaiah the prophet:

"Go to this people, and say,
"You will indeed hear but never understand,
and you will indeed see but never perceive."
For this people's heart has grown dull,
and with their ears they can barely hear,
and their eyes they have closed;
lest they should see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their heart
and turn, and I would heal them.'
(Acts 28:23-27)

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