God is Not Silent

“He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.”

Proverbs 29:1

God gives us all spiritual direction. That is seen in the fact that He says we are, “often rebuked.” That means God speaks to us time and again. Do you know that it would be more than justice requires if God only spoke to us one time? Because we’re all sinners, God doesn’t owe us anything. But God has spoken one time, two times, three times, and over and over again. We are “often rebuked.”

God does strive, God does knock, God does rebuke, and God does call over and over again. How does He do it? One way God may speak to us is through His Holy Spirit. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is a still small voice God has given to reprove us and bring us to Him. That longing to know God, that sensitivity to the things of God, that urge to get right with God? That's God's Holy Spirit bringing you, drawing you, and wooing you to Jesus Christ.

  • How have you experienced God speaking in your life?
  • How does this show His mercy and grace?

ACTION POINT

Take a walk sometime this week in prayer. Rather than speaking to God continuously, spend most of this time listening to God.