Monday, October 22, 2007

Does EVERYONE Know The BEAUTY Of God's Voice?

Nothing is more compelling, captivating and thrilling than to know the beauty of the Goodness of God.

King David declared in Psalm 27:4, "One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple."

If we are attracted to physical beauty, what would it do to us if we are given the privilege to have a glimpse of God's Glorious Beauty?

Jesus said, "... the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice (John 10:3-4).

But does everyone know the Attractiveness of God?

While there are those who teach that everyone does, the Bible is plain that others know more the attraction in this world. They know the attraction of good paying job, good health, or good standing in the community.

In the churches, they know the attractiveness of good attendance, good income, good sermons, good theologians, etc.

Others know the attractiveness of sin.

God’s Word tells us that there are those who “do not know God” (1 Thess. 4:5; 2 Thess. 1:8). We also read in 1 John 4:8, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

If we know and hear God’s Voice, which is just attractive as His Being, I would rather assume that we will surely follow and gravitate to the Source than to assume that we will just ignore it. Only the spiritually deaf would refuse to answer His Call. Only he who does not know His Supreme Attractiveness will resist to come to Him and prefer the lesser attractions in this world.

Should we not desire to become more acquainted with the Beauty of His Goodness (as He reveals Himself in His Word) than to learn the “attractive” and acceptable teachings of some theologians?

Besides, we read in Jeremiah 9:23-24:

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he UNDERSTANDS AND KNOWS ME, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth for in these I delight,’ declares the LORD.”

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