Jeremiah 7:23-28; If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts; Luke 11:14-23
Let the prophet speak; head the words that issue forth from his lips.
Can he be trusted? Does he really have the inside scoop in to the words of God? The risk belongs to the believing or not believing heart.
JEremiah speaks: "Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people. Walk in all the ways that I command you, so that you may prosper."
So that you may prosper...could it really be that easy and simple?
Should it not be more complicated. Should not require a greater task on our part? Is God really that eager to lead us forth into prosperity for life?
Listent o my words and you shall be my people. Walk in my ways and you shall prosper.
How simplistic and yet how complicated and twisted we make it out to be.
How often do fear and anxiety leads us down paths of destruction and make decisions that effect us and our life?
If only we listen to the voice of God rather that the voice of fear. St John tells us that love cast our fear and God is love. This is where our ear must bend daily.
Bend it to that voice who has shown us love that is stronger than death, stronger than destruction, stronger than anxiety, stronger than fear.
Then we shall walk and then we shall prosper, not materially, not in wealth and riches and things but in a deep abiding relationship of trust, security, freedom, and peace.
These are things where our treasure should be. This is where life begins to be what it was created to be.
IS it that simply? Absolutely.
But be on guard. As we encounter in the gospel, demons abound to twist the truth, distort and falsifying the word of God.
It is a subtle attack but remember love does not rejoice in wrongdoing. This becomes the measure by which which we measure the truth and falsity of the voices we hear.
"If today you hear his voice harden not your hearts."