Seldom does a week go by that I do not have a conversation with someone about hearing from God. People have all sorts of questions on this topic. Why don't I hear God voice while other people seem to? How do I know if what I am hearing if from God or from the enemy? Why does God make it so difficult to hear him? These are all valid questions and I love having these conversations but at some point, there is a question that want to ask them. "If you could have certainty about what God wanted from you, would you want it?" We talk about how the Israelites had the cloud by day and the fire by night. They had the Law. They had priests and prophets and kings. There was never any wondering what God wanted. Would you want that?
People always say yes. We crave certainty. We want black and white answers. Tell me yes or tell me no. Inevitably we get to then have another conversation. If God were to invite you into that kind of relationship, would you actually listen and be the partner he wants? God has spoken to his people form the beginning in a myriad of different ways. I believe God is still speaking. The real question will we listen?
Jeremiah has spent 23 years speaking to the people for God by the time we get to chapter 25. They donít want to hear. Do we?