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Sometimes the word of God cuts to the heart

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Your Word for
02 October 2023

Philippians 2:13
‘For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.’

dw07september15The word that Samuel received from God was a difficult word.   Not every word we receive is going to be easy. Sometimes the word of God ‘cuts to the heart’.
I read this quote recently: ‘There was a time when people went to church, heard the truth, and wept over their sins. Today … people go to church, hear a motivational speech and ignore their sins.’
We need to take responsibility for our lives so that there is:

  1. Nothing that hinders us hearing from God. (As was the case with Eli)
  2. That we take what God says seriously and respond to it in obedience.

Samuel did just this.  He did not just hear the word of the Lord and roll over and go to sleep.  Sometimes we come to church, hear the word of the Lord and by the afternoon we cannot remember what we have heard.  We need to take time to process it and internalize it in our hearts and minds.
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