Listen to God
I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.
~ John 8:12
If while hearing a sermon we can fix on but one real jewel of truth we may consider ourselves well rewarded for the time we have spent.
One such gem was uncovered during a sermon which I heard some time ago. From the sermon I got one worthy sentence and no more, but it was so good that I regret that I cannot remember who the preacher was, that I might give him credit. Here is what he said, “Listen to no man who fails to listen to God.”
No man has any right to offer advice who has not first heard God speak. No man has any right to counsel others who is not ready to hear and follow the counsel of the Lord. True moral wisdom must always be an echo of God's voice. The only safe light for our path is the light which is reflected from Christ, the Light of the World.
God has His chosen men still, and they are without exception good listeners. They can hear when the Lord speaks. We may safely listen to such men. But to no others. Don't ever let me preach my own empty, worthless stuff, Lord. Whenever I enter the pulpit I pray that I might have a fresh word from heaven. Amen.
Do not let me listen to empty worthless stuff, Lord, but to you and you only. Amen.
~ from “Christian Leadership”, by A. W. Tozer