21 I spoke to you in your prosperity, but you said, ‘I will not listen.’
If God spoke directly to me about something I would definitely listen! Whether if things we’re going great or not so good for me….but especially when things are going extra well because that’s what I’m suspicious 🙂 because when things are seemingly going well all the time…. and it’s almost in that state of “too good to be true “sometimes it’s not a bad idea to check in with the Lord…. “is this a blessing in disguise?” I would do the hard things that He asks me to do because there’s enough evidence in the Bible to show that if I choose to do what I want to do and God tells me to do something else….I’ll end up doing what He wants me to do anyways.. so might as well get my act together and just do it right the first time the way He asked originally.
He is always listening to us so why not reciprocate? I read that if you find yourself so comfortable that you don’t have time for the Lord, stop and ask yourself what’s more important ….these comforts here in this life? Or a close relationship with God which is forever?
“15 Do you think you are a king because you compete in cedar?” this made me think about religious symbols that are handed down and a couple that had fallen into my hands from earlier generations in my family telling me that because I have some prayer items that belonged to my grandfather and my great grandfather that it would make my prayers so much closer to God and I just look at them as artifacts now…
Knowing I don’t need such things to connect with the Lord. They are neat old things though, they have age, history and they have some form of memories that were put into my head From other family members…because I never actually lived those memories, I was just told them…that because I was the male, I ended up with them…(very fiddler on the roof)but that doesn’t make me closer to God…just because I have them. Or if I had a whole wall of Bibles or if I memorized every popular verse….it’s relationship from the heart and that’s one of the most important things I learned coming close to Lord.