Yesterday, we talked about all the things we see, but in all of that, there is also the noise. There is a new country song out there called “Noise” by Kenny Chesney and it talks about all the things we hear today. Even in the religious sphere, there are thousands, if not millions of different voices telling you how to serve God.
It’s no wonder millennials are fed up with organized religion, saying that we much more prefer to find our own way. These sentiments may be justified, but they’re not aligned with wha the Bible says: “and the sheep follow him, for they know His voice” (John 10:4). There is one God and one voice.
“Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” -John 10:5
That’s the thing though: we’ve gotten really good at listening to the voices of strangers. We much prefer to discover “true religion” through a process of elimination. We want to know why every other denomination and religious thought is wrong before we accept one that is right. We call it a process of discovery, but really, we just get really confused until it seems (a) everyone is wrong or (b) everyone is correct. Either way, it’s not good.
Today, I challenge you to tune out all the noise: the conspiracy theories, the haters, and all the religions of this world. Open your Bible, get on your knees, and learn His voice. Keep seeking Him and He will open Himself to you until you have no doubt which way leads to Heaven. Because there is only one way. It’s narrow and not many will find it. But you can, if you can only tune into the radio frequency that God uses and then learn to follow His voice; and if anyone or anything interrupts and is strange compared to what the Bible says, then you flee as far away and as fast as you can. Your life depends on it.