Impressive! that of our inability to just chill and listen, pay close attention, receive instruction, humble ourselves!….
Below a reflection in the mirror as Israel once again faces certain destruction; that the grace of the Father through the prophets continues: But are we listening?
New King James Version (NKJV)
23 Because you have burned incense and because you have sinned against ‘the Lord’ (YHWH: the Name that defines the Word and Works of Elohim), and have not obeyed the voice of ‘the Lord’ (YHWH: the Name, Word and Works, of Elohim) or walked in His ‘law’ (commandments), ‘in His statutes’ (in the Sovereign’s rules, etc..) or in His testimonies, therefore this calamity has happened to you, as at this day.”
If you thought, “the (wo)man in the mirror” you might well be – listening…. a costly truth that once again nearly erases Israel from existence. May it not be so for us, in YH’shua’s example:
Hear it, believe it, proclaim it, live it !!!! 🙂
Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:
Obey: 8085 shama` shaw-mah’ a primitive root; to hear intelligently (often with implication of attention, obedience, etc.; causatively, to tell, etc.):–X attentively, call (gather) together, X carefully, X certainly, consent, consider, be content, declare, X diligently, discern, give ear, (cause to, let, make to) hear(-ken, tell), X indeed, listen, make (a) noise, (be) obedient, obey, perceive, (make a) proclaim(-ation), publish, regard, report, shew (forth), (make a) sound, X surely, tell, understand, whosoever (heareth), witness.