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February 12

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He Speaks For a Reason

By Michael Q. Pink

February 12, 2009


“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.” (John 16:12)

I have been speaking lately about things God wants to show us: things about our lives, our future, our nation, and His kingdom as it touches every sphere. There is much He wants to share with us, but we do not have ears to hear. We cannot bear the weight of those words simply because we are not exercised in lifting them and wielding what He has already spoken to us. Think of the things He has already spoken to you that you have not taken up and acted responsibly with.

Consider what Jesus said in Mark 4:24-25 “Be careful what you are hearing. The measure of thought and study you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you–and more [besides] will be given to you who hear.  For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away [by force].” (Amplified version) When God speaks a truth to you whether it be from Scripture or just softly spoken to your heart, how much thought do you give it? How much do you study and meditate and roll over in your mind what He spoke? Do you really think you got the full import of His message to you in the time it took to hear it? Do you believe you fully understood the full implication of His wisdom in just a brief acknowledgement that He spoke something to you?

He speaks for a reason. Give careful consideration to what He says. Use your life as a laboratory to study what He said. How do you do that? By acting on what He said. It often requires faith, but it always requires obedience. And what is the fruit or reward? Virtue and more knowledge. But if you merely casually reference what the Lord is speaking to you or worse yet, ignore it, not only will you not get the virtue and knowledge He promises, but you will lose what you thought you knew.

Michael Q. Pink

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