Do you give ear?

Nehemiah 9:30 Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.

God was super patient with them. Many years He put up with their disobedience. He sent preachers to them. They ignored the men of God. He patiently waited for them to get right yet they refused. Have you ever thought that God was impatient? If you have, then you are entirely wrong. He is super patient as well as gracious and merciful.

The people suffered the consequences of their sins. The results were painful. That is not what God wanted. He only wanted the best for them. God didn’t move against them quickly. He gave them opportunity after opportunity. They chose not to listen. They decided to continue in their rebellion.

They didn’t listen when God gave truth to them. They refused to listen. They did not give ear the verse says. The problem wasn’t God. He is kind and patient. The problem was their rebellion. Their most significant resistance was their refusal to listen to the Word of God.

Do you listen to the Word of God? Are you paying attention? Do you do something with what you hear? Do you put it into practice? Give ear now. It will save you a lot of heartaches.

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