” To whom shall I speak, and give warning that thy may hear? behold, there ear is uncircumcised, and the cannot hearken: behold, the word of the Lord is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.” ~Jer. 6:10
Is my ear uncircumcised at times? Is the Word of the Lord – the Holy Spirit’s still small voice – of small value…perhaps even a reproach, something I do not delight in? When God prompts me, warns me, seeks to direct me, do I listen? Is my heart so sensitive to His calling that I will obey Him and sacrifice anything He desires me to sacrifice for His sake?
At times, we are all dull of hearing – or perhaps simply complacent? If God’s Word does not take first place among our delights, then we will not receive the most important of His messages to our heart (and the most difficult): messages of caution and correction, reproof and the prompting to repent.
Such was Israel: unable to hear; downright complacent; rebellious. The direction of the Lord for their “inner man” was not enough their delight. They were happy to look good on the outside and be full of dead men’s bones on the inside. God called them adulterous, harlots. Their hearts were departed from Him.
Oh Lord, help me to be obedience, to delight in your direction for my life. Circumcise my ear to hear your truth, and show me what will most please you! May we all say “Speak Lord, your servant hears. I delight to do your will!”