The voice of God calls us to ignore the lies of the evil one, resisting him

What the Voice Speaks
Sheep of His Pasture

Scripture Reading: Psalm 100

Key Verse: John 10:10

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

These next few days we will be studying the content of “The Voice.”  What can we expect to hear?  How can we know that what we hear is from the Good Shepherd?  These are questions that the scriptures answer and give us assurance.  When we confess our sins and receive Christ into our lives, God accepts us into His family.  In our suggested scripture reading for today the Psalmist David wrote: “we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.”  This lets us know that all we hear is for our good, even if we don’t understand how it can be.  Our Shepherd is good and good all the time.  We are the sheep of His pasture, so all is well with our souls.

            Our printed key verse for today reminds us that our enemy, the evil one, will speak of things that will “steal and kill and destroy.”  All of us have experienced the results of listening to his voice.  Temptations seem so alluring and good.  Our flesh wants to believe the devil and cave to his invitations.  The Bible reminds us that sin certainly is pleasurable, but only for a short time (Hebrews 11:25).

            The voice of God calls us to ignore the lies of the evil one, resisting him.  When we resist following the evil passions presented to us, the evil one will flee (James 4:7).  Our Shepherd provides safe pasture; we must stay in the pasture He provides!

Father, I know your voice will lead me away from the destruction of sin.  I will follow your voice today.  In Jesus’ name, amen.

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