Listen to today’s devo!

You have not spoken the truth about me, as my servant Job has. (Job 42:8)

In a matter of twenty-four hours, we can hear a multitude of voices from all over the world. We can listen to a podcast from a pastor in England, read the thoughts of thousands of friends on our social media accounts, and flip on any number of news channels to catch up on what happened while we slept. That doesn’t even include our closest family and friends, who have our best interests at heart. With so many voices in our minds, how do we know which one to listen to?

Job found himself in this same predicament. Even without the invention of the internet, he heard from friends who thought they knew what was best for him. Though their intentions were good, their words were only partially true. Job listened to their advice, but in the end, he knew that what God said to him and about him was the only thing that really mattered.

I have found that a Christian community and accountability are a necessity in life. We should ask trusted friends and family for advice and correction because we have blind spots that we need others to help us see. However, we are wise when we take the advice given to us and ask the Lord what he thinks about it. Then, we can have the assurance that we are indeed following God’s lead.

Take your concerns to the Lord, trusting he speaks to you.

Heather Mazellan is a student at Wesley Seminary, a thankful wife, and a joyful mother to three kids.

© 2021 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.