There are times when we do not want to hear from God. We know where we are in relation to him. We’re familiar with his words of condemnation against the sin in which we are wallowing. Marinating in our unrighteousness hasn’t brought the satisfaction that was originally advertised. We’re stuck. We’re lost. We’re on the pathway to a wasted life, complete ruin and eternal destruction.
But we do not want to hear from God.
__________ For they are a rebellious people,
_______________ lying children,
__________ children unwilling to hear
_______________ the instruction of the LORD;
__________ who say to the seers, “Do not see,”
_______________ and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right;
__________ speak to us smooth things,
_______________ prophesy illusions,
__________ leave the way, turn aside from the path,
_______________ let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”
__________ Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel… (Isa 30:9-12)
And therein lies the point. Just because I do not want to hear from the Holy One does not mean that his words will cease to ring as true. I may choose to ignore him, but that has no bearing on the ongoing, binding nature of his will as my Creator, Sustainer and Judge. I may do my best to tune him out, but his words will never cease to call for a response. From me.
I say, “I don’t want to hear.” Therefore, the Holy One speaks.
Something’s got to give.
It’s not going to be God.