“MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.” Matthew 4:4. That is the way that it has always been, from the beginning, but very few listen to God and that is why they perish. God never stopped speaking, but men don’t want to hear from God, nor listen to Him because they are selfish and evil in their hearts.
God has written His laws in our hearts. We all know right from wrong, but we most often ignore our conscience and go after our own lusts and desires, that cause us to sin and be condemned because the wages of sin is death. If we do not listen to our conscience then we will not listen to God either, because God speaks in our spirit.
If we call on the Lord, He will answer us. If we seek the truth we will find it, God has not abandoned mankind, He cares for us. It is not His will that any perish, but that all repent of their evil ways and live, regardless whether they have heard the gospel of Jesus Christ or not, regardless if we have a Bible or not. If we seek the truth Jesus will reveal Himself to us. It is written: ”5But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.”
People want their own desires. They do not want the truth, and that is why they do not seek the counsel of God.
Jesus said:19“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20“For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21“But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” John 3:19-21.
If we turn from our evil ways, repent of sin and seek the truth, and call on the Lord we will see and hear Him. He will answer us and reveal Himself to us. Jesus said: ”Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” Matthew 5:8.
Jesus gives His Holy Spirit in those who receive Him and obey Him. He comes and dwells in them so that they can listen to Him, follow Him and have eternal life. They live by every word that proceeds from His mouth. Eternal life is through obeying every word that proceeds from His mouth.
Are we listening to Jesus, following and obeying Him and living from every word that proceeds from His MOUTH?
May Jesus bless you.