Hearing (4)

In the Old Testament, the people heard God speak through the prophets. But these people ignored the prophets. Our Bible Reading today tells us that God’s plan of salvation was for His special people, the Jews. But many Jews rejected Jesus. So God also offered salvation to the Gentiles (non-Jews).
People today read Bible stories. But most of the time, they do not change the way they live. People read God’s wonderful promises, but they are still sad. What’s wrong with these people? I will answer that question by giving you an example.
Suppose I have a bar of soap. That soap will not make me clean until I use it. It’s the same with the Bible. Only reading the Bible is not enough. We need to believe it and obey it, too.
Don’t be like people who hear God’s Word and do nothing. Ask God to help you put His Word into action in your life.