John 8:37 No Room For His Word

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“I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word.” John 8:37

Jesus had just finished telling the people that anyone who sins is a slave to sin. It is only through the Son that a person is set free. Now He tells them that they are out to kill Him, because they have no room for His word.

Not every person likes to hear the truth. When the truth is spoken, there are times that it cuts to the heart of a person and reveals things that are not wanting to be exposed.

When someone is speaking the truth, others try to divert the person by bringing up another subject. They do not want to hear the truth or allow others to hear the truth. Often they try to bring up something from the speaker’s past, or bring up some other subject to get away from the real truth.

At the time Jesus spoke, the Pharisees and other leaders did not want to hear what He had to say. They tried to make Him out to be the bad person and needed to be killed. They did not have any room for His word in their lives, because it was painful and condemning.

Any believer who really wants to serve God, will be willing to hear what God has to say. He will know that God is only speaking the truth.

Some in the church will not read the bible, or portions of the bible, because they see portions speak out against their lifestyle. They do not feel comfortable.

Others will refuse to go to a church, or get mad at a pastor for speaking a sermon that cuts to the heart. They feel as though they are being condemned.

It is not condemnation, but it is conviction of the Holy Spirit against sin in the life.

Every day you must be willing to take time to hear what God is saying. He will speak through the bible, by His Holy Spirit and through others. God only has your best interest in mind. He does not want you to be a slave to sin, but be free to love God and love others.

As you go through your day, make room in your life for God’s word to make the needed changes. Don’t shut God out.

I pray today that you will read and listen to God’s word; that you will not fear God’s word; that you will allow God’s word to change you; and that you will live for God.

Micah 2:6 Not Wanting To Hear The Truth

“Do not prophesy,” their prophets say. “Do not prophesy about these things; disgrace will not overtake us.” Micah 2:6

As Micah was warning the people of a coming destruction because of their sins, there were false prophets and people who were saying stop saying those things. They did not want to believe his words, because Israel was God’s chosen nation. How could God ever want to destroy His chosen nation? They felt as though nothing bad would ever happen.

People have not changed since the time of Micah. Most people do not really want to hear the truth about their own lives. They do not want to hear that what they are doing it wrong.

Take a look at the workplace. When a boss comes up to someone and tells him that he is doing his job wrong, most likely the person will take offense to it. Being told that he is wrong is not what a person is usually willing to accept.

Today the world looks at trying to be politically correct. One cannot offend anyone about anything, at any time. The world does not want to hear that they are living in sin and death and judgment is coming. They want the freedom to do what they want, when they want.

This can often occur in the church also. The pastor might start speaking out against certain sins in the lives of people, and many get offended. They tell the pastor not to speak that way. The refuse to hear the truth.

Regardless of what the world thinks or says, as a believer, you must be willing to speak His truth in love. Do not fear speaking the whole word of God, the coming judgment and the provision of salvation.

You must also be willing to take an honest look at your life through the eyes of God and His word. If you look at the Bible, it tells you that nothing you do is worthy of God. That your heart is deceitful and full of wickedness. It is only through the work of Jesus on the cross that you are allowed to be in God’s presence. Yes, God does judge you, but He also provides the salvation you need, if you will accept it.

Are you saying that you do not want to hear the whole word of God?

Or are you willing to accept what God’s Word says about you?

I pray today that you will know the whole word of God; that you will not avoid what God says to you or others; that you will know God’s salvation He provides; and that you will tell the world what God has for them.