Proverbs 21 9-21-21

Hearing God’s voice requires an act of faith, but it is evidenced by His Presence.

21 Whoever pursues righteousness and love [God] finds life, prosperity and honor.

22:4 Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life [Isaiah 33:6 explains to us that it is our relationship with Him that unlocks the storehouse of salvation and wisdom and knowledge].

What is it like to read God’s Word and hear His voice? to feel His presence? to fellowship with Him?

It is His invitation to us every day:

Isaiah 1:18 (NIV)

[18] “Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”

Isaiah 55:1 (NIV)

[1] “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.

Revelation 3:18-20 (NIV)

[18] “I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.

[19] Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. [20] Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.”

We have all heard the phrase, “To have a friend, be a friend.” The concept works here, too. If you want God, our Heavenly Father, to be your Friend, then be a friend to Him. Accept His invitation to “come and dine” at His table. Moses did:

Exodus 24:9-11 (NIV)

Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself. But God did not raise his hand against these leaders of the Israelites; they saw God, and they ate and drank.

And to think that the God of the Universe lives in our hearts!!! Let’s bless Him and praise Him today as we go about our lives.

Abba, I bless You and praise You for who You are and for coming to live in my heart. To fellowship with You is my highest goal today. As we walk together, May I become more like You in love and compassion because I know that it is in these qualities that You work good works in me. May You be forever praised. Amen.

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