Psalm 81: Listen

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

guardrail1“But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would not submit to me.

So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels.” (Psalm 81:11-12)

Biblical guardrails, warning labels, flashing yellow lights, caution signs, alarms, boundaries, harbors, sanctuaries abound … all for our safety, our longevity, our vitality, ensuring our arrival at a future worth having.

Stubborn hearts fail to listen, fail to heed and fail to follow; propelled by the quest for independence and cavalier about its consequences. How tragic when good will falls on deaf ears.

Divine governors regulate our “top end,” alert us to danger, and keep our britches between the ditches. Without limits, we can’t help but crash and burn.

So much of our misery is self-inflicted. How much of it could be avoided, if we would but listen to the gracious voice of our Maker.

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