“I will listen, with expectancy, to what God the Lord will say, for He will speak peace to His people, to His saints, those who are in right standing with Him, but let them not turn again to self confident folly.” Psalm 85:8
I’m sure you have heard it said that you must listen to someone and not just hear what they are saying. This is especially true when someone is sharing God’s word. We often just hear what God word says but we don’t listen. To listen means that you fully comprehend what has been said and you think about it. I would add that with God’s word, you should also see how it applies to your life.
Our verse today says that if you truly listen when the Lord speaks, He will speak peace into your life. Isn’t that wonderful! Be careful though, it then gives us a warning. Don’t turn back, after you have trusted God and listened to Him, to self confident folly. We must put our confidence in God and not ourselves.
Listen to God, don’t rely on yourself and you will have peace.