My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.
Have you ever heard a person change their voice to play a trick on someone? Comedians & entertainers do this quite often. They sound just like someone else. But if you really know the true person, you’ll discern that it’s really not their voice. The prank won’t be successful even though it was lots of fun.
In today’s verse Jesus reminds us how important it is to know His voice. He says that when we will LISTEN to His voice, He’ll actually KNOW US. When we listen to His voice, we’ll FOLLOW HIM by being obedient to Him. However, if we close our ears and stop listening, He will not know us and we will not follow Him.
There are many voices in the World today. People, politicians, commercials & media. Every voice has a strong opinion & influence that they want us to follow. Every voice wants to sound like God’s but every voice is not God. Voices can easily lead us astray [Ephesians 4:14] The devil knows if he can get us listening to his voice rather than God’s, then he has our future in his hands. That’s not a good place to be.
This week let’s refresh ourselves to the sound of God’s voice. Let’s take some time to read His Word – the Bible, hear from Heaven and follow His Voice. Tune out to the voice of the enemy and the voices of the world that are trying to sound like Him. Focus on God’s voice only. When we LISTEN to His voice, we are guaranteed that we are HIS SHEEP, HE KNOWS US and we can safely FOLLOW HIM.