Are We Listening To God?

My grandson enjoys hearing my voice, except when I call his name loudly and sternly, followed by the question, "Where are you?" When I do that, I am usually calling for him because he has ventured into some mischief and is attempting to hide from me. I want my grandson to listen to my voice because I am concerned about his well-being and do not desire him to get injured.

In the book of Genesis, Adam and Eve were accustomed to hearing God's voice in the garden. However, after they disobeyed Him by eating the forbidden fruit, they hid from God when they heard Him calling, "Where are you?" (Genesis 3:9). The had no desire to face God because they know they ad none wrong, something He had instructed them not to do. When God called for Adam and Eve and found them in the garden, His words did include correction and consequence. However, God also showed them kindness and gave them hope for mankind in the promise of the Savior.

Our God does not have to search for us. He knows where we are and what we are doing at all times. There is nothing that one can hide from God. But as a loving God, He wants to speak to our hearts and bring us forgiveness and restoration. He desires for us to hear His voice, and to listen to what He has to say. Thank you Lord, for your love and care. Thank you for sending Your Son our Savior, to fulfill Your promise of forgiveness and restoration.

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