Ignoring God is a dangerous thing.
“The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
Ignoring God grows more dangerous the more clearly and repeatedly he has spoken. The author of Hebrews used a metaphor to illustrate the danger of ignoring God after hearing and hearing and hearing his voice.
“Land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.”
This Sunday in Proverbs 1:20-33, we will hear wisdom speak for herself. She gives a strong and sober warning to all who “refuse to listen” to her voice and who “ignore all her counsel.” She also makes a wonderful offer to all who will “turn at her reproof.”
This Sunday Kenny Clark will be preaching and Jordan and Joyce Weaver will be leading our sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare?
Take some time this week to read and reflect on Proverbs 1:20-33. Notice its gospel contours. You can hear Jesus’ voice in the words of the woman wisdom. Hebrews 3:8 says, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts!” Would you pray for yourself and for all who will join us this Sunday that God would “give us the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of our hearts enlightened (Eph. 1:17-18).”
See you Sunday, Grace. Come hungry!
Song Link of the Week
Bring all your failures
Bring your addictions
Come lay them down at the foot of the cross
Jesus is waiting there with open arms