God Listens

God Listens

“Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.”(Isaiah 30:18) INDEED, “The arrogance of man will be bought low and the pride of men humbled; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.”(2:17)

God is a marvelous Speaker. But a more arresting fact is this: God is a marvelous Listener. In the book of Job over thirty of the forty-two chapters record nothing but the discourses of several men.

Throughout twenty-nine whole chapters Job and his three friends held forth; and all the while God silently listened. There was another listener too, a man called Elihu. He was a God-fearing man who exercised unusual restraint while the three tried to talk Job into silence and while Job in turn tried to silence them.

At length Elihu could restrain himself no longer, and he broke out into an eloquent discourse which fills six more chapters of the book. Elihu was a good listener, but his patience was limited. God alone could listen with unlimited patience. He listened silently to all that Job had to say, to all that his friends had to say, and to all that Elihu had to say as well.

On and on they talked, and on and on God listened, until the four had exhausted themselves. God has amazing ability to listen that in the end He may be gracious. Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. (2 Peter 3:15). Wait for the LORD, AND PUT YOUR TRUST IN HIM.

Father, Your Word has become a part of me. It is flowing in my bloodstream. It flows to every cell of my body, restoring and transforming my body. Your Word has become flesh; for You sent Your Word and healed me. (James 1:21; Ps. 107:20; Prov. 13:3)
Praise God!

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