his people are not listening

wooden idol with wish ribbons on grassy path

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his people are not listening

Psalm 81:6-16 (JDV)

Psalm 81:6 “I relieved his shoulder from the burden; his hands were freed from carrying the basket.
Psalm 81:7 You called out in distress, and I rescued you; I answered you from the thundercloud. I tested you at the Waters of Meribah. Selah
Psalm 81:8 Listen, my people, and I will admonish you. Israel, if you would only listen to me!
Psalm 81:9 There must not be a strange god among you; you must not bow down to a foreign god.
Psalm 81:10 I am Yahveh, your God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
Psalm 81:11 “But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel did not obey me.
Psalm 81:12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts to walk by their own plans.
Psalm 81:13 If only my people would listen to me and Israel would follow my roads,
Psalm 81:14 I would quickly subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes.”
Psalm 81:15 Those who hate Yahveh would cower to him; their doom would last permanently.
Psalm 81:16 But he would feed Israel with the best wheat. “I would satisfy you with honey from the rock.”

his people are not listening

God has a plan to bless his people and to permanently doom his enemies, but his people are not listening to him. They are refusing to obey him and put away their strange foreign gods.

This is just as true today as it was then.

LORD, give your people the courage to listen to you, and only you.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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