The Last Thing You Want to Hear from God


It was 520 BC.

And the word of the LORD came to Zechariah, saying, “Thus says the LORD of hosts, Render true judgments, show kindness and mercy to one another, do not oppress the widow, the fatherless, the sojourner, or the poor, and let none of you devise evil against another in your heart.” But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder and stopped their ears that they might not hear. They made their hearts diamond-hard lest they should hear the law and the words that the LORD of hosts had sent by his Spirit through the former prophets. Therefore great anger came from the LORD of hosts. “As I called, and they would not hear, so they called, and I would not hear,” says the LORD of hosts… (Zech 7:8-13)

It may be 2,500 years later, but this is still the last thing you would ever want to hear from your Creator.

“As I called, and they would not hear, so they called, and I would not hear.”

He is willing to incline his ear (Psa 86:1) toward those who are willing to use their God-given ears to hear and apply their God-given hearts in obedience (Prov 22:17).

It may not feel like it today, but the time will come when you want him to hear. More than your body craves air to breathe, your spirit will desperately yearn for him to hear your call.

Here’s the thing. He is calling. You. Today. Are you listening?

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? (Rom 2:4)

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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