I will listen to what God the Lord will say;
he promises peace to his people, his saints
– but let them not return to folly.
How will we receive peace with God if we refuse to listen to him?
One of the synonyms for folly is stupidity. We’ve all made stupid mistakes. Everyone knows it’s better to learn from your mistakes than to keep making the same mistakes over and over. The one who refuses to climb out of the pit of folly is living in arrogant stupidity. God wants to help all of us stay out of the pit. Don’t go back to your mistakes. Learn. Grow. Move on.
Imagine how your world will change if you wake up every morning reading the words taped to your alarm clock. “I will listen to what God the Lord will say.” As you shower and dress, if your mind and heart dwells on the fact that God Almighty wants to visit with you, then you are more aware of his presence. You live in expectancy.
Listening for God on a regular basis gives him a chance to speak. Our minds are busy scheduling our jobs, necessary errands, appointments, school meetings, and sports practices. When do we wind down and listen to God? If you need to write it on a calendar to keep an appointment with God, do it.
It’s worth it.