Scripture Reading: John 12:27-36
“Put your trust in the light while you have it,
so you may become sons of the light.”
John 12:36a (NIV)
The voice of God spoke. Some in the crowd thought it thundered; others said it was the voice an angel.
In my allied reading, Barclays Daily Study Bible-the Book of John volume 2, I read that in Old Testament days God spoke to people who faced trying times. New Testament people seemed to get away from that belief. He ends the section with this statement:
“Our trouble is not that God does not speak, but that we do not listen.”
My thought after I read this was, “How true!”
I shared this lengthy passage from Barclay with two of my friends. One of them pointed out that we sometimes have the habit of giving something to God and taking it back. Then we repeat the process several times. Give and take back. Again, we repeat the process until we are weary.
When will we learn to listen?