“But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, (Acts 4:19 ESV). This morning I woke us thanking God for what He says in His Word. To my surprise, the childhood game “Simon Says” started resounding in my head. I thought, why am I thinking about “Simon Says” when I haven’t though or played this game since I was a child?
You remember the rules of “Simon Says,” don’t you? Simon’s goal was to trick and confuse you so that you would not win. For instance, if you raised your hands when Simon didn’t say it, you were out. As long as you did what Simon said, you could stay in the game and better your chance for winning. At first, thinking on what “Simon Says” was weird until I made the spiritual transition of who Simon is, and what he says as opposed to who God is, and what God’s says. Simon is a childhood fictitious character. God is not. God is real, and His Word tells us He has already won for us.
Unfortunately, many adults are being confused by listening to what Simons of the world are saying, instead of listening to what God says. God is God, and He can’t lie. He speaks truth. He never trick or confuse. Remember, “But he said, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it” (Luke 11:28 ESV).
I will keep on thanking God for the blessing of listening to His Word. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com