Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people. Acts 3:23
Every day a person will hear thousands of different voices each saying something a little different. Some of these are very blunt in what they are saying, such as in an advertisement trying to sell someone a car. Others are not as clear, such as quietly promoting gossip in a television show each week.
These voices can be live, visual, audio or even written. Each one is trying to get others to listen and follow along.
Peter tells the people about how Jesus was sent as a prophet to warn people and guide them to salvation. He points out that anyone who does not listen to Jesus will be cut off.
Every person has to make choices daily as to who he will listen to or refuse to listen to. If one listens to every voice he hears, he will be left in complete confusion and chaos. One will say to do something, while the other will say to do the exact opposite.
Only one voice remains perfectly consistent all the time, never changing. Not only does this voice remain consistent, but it also knows what is truly the best in the short term and the long term of eternal life. That voice is the voice of Jesus.
It is only Jesus who points people towards salvation and how to live for God. His words brings life to a person, not death. The majority of words of man, only brings about death.
Those who choose to listen to Jesus, following and obeying His words, will have eternal life. Those who refuse to listen to Jesus will be cut off from the abundant and eternal life.
Jesus came and spoke words that are for you to this day. His words were not just for the disciples and the people nearly two thousand years ago.
God is right there with you to guide you in how to really live for Him and to know the salvation and abundant life that He has for you. Each day you will hear hundreds of voices and you will have a choice as to which you will listen to and obey.
Allow yourself to tune in and listen to the voice of Jesus in your life. Hear what He has to say and obey His words. Do not allow yourself to be cut off and cast out.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will hear the voice of Jesus in your life; that you will know the truth as to how to live for God; that you will obey God’s voice in all that He says; and that you will not be cut off from God’s family.